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I highly recommend this book, and look forward to reading future works from this author.
This terrific book is made up of short stories that are linked, and you see some of the same characters at different points in time and place.
The author has a delightful style of writing and a beautiful way with words and the stories, at first glance, were charming.
Three stars because you should read it, and not 4 or 5 because it somehow misses its potential. Very readable tales that have much to say about the upper class in Pakistan and the... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Dorothy Potter
In Other Rooms, Other Wonders is a series of eight linked short stories set in Pakistan.
Nawabdin, Electrician, the first story, tells of Nawab who works for K.K. Read more
Eight powerful short stories, linked by the fact that all the protagonists are somehow part of the circle of wealthy landowner Mr Harouni - whether his poor servants or wealthy and... Read morePublished 4 months ago by sally tarbox
The author, son of an American mother who wrote for the Washington Post and a Pakistani landowner, tells us at the end of the book that he belongs to both cultures, but sees the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kathleen Ann Burt
This book by Daniyal Mueenuddin is as fine a thing as I have read in years and has enriched my life. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Wild Bill Madison
The book was well written and interesting. Each short story highlights the life, and often death, of a character living in Pakistan and in some way connected to the property of a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by A. Torry-Ballou
The book was recommended by a friend from Delhi. I expected to find poetry and beauty. I was not prepared for the extreme gloom throughout the book. No character ever seems happy. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ingo Boltz
Seems the stories all have the same angle. And a bit depressing. Hopefully Pakistan is a lot more than a country whose people are wealthy or stinking poor. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Rafiki