And his story is equally sympathetic, interesting, and fun.
Karim Issar's imaginative, hilarious, and often slightly misguided use of the English language is exactly what made this novel so funny, so strange and unforgettable.
This was the first book in a very long time where I was very happy with the ending.
This was a great read. Couldn't put it down. Smart, funny, insightful, genuine. Highly recommend. You will not be disappointed.Published 19 days ago by AJRV
TD is an excellent writer, and this, his freshman effort, is a very solid one. TD does a superb job of imagining his characters -- what motivates them, their perspectives, their... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Librum
I was completely immersed in this story from the very first page. Not only is the voice perfect and the story compelling, but this is an ambitious, important book of big ideas that... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Book Nerd
I really disliked the visual that I got from the author as American businesspeople as being stupid, lazy and "users". I hated that concept of the book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Wanda Barkhurst
An Arab economist with OCD doesn't seem like the most obvious protagonist to really relate to, but Karim is a very charming character in his own socially awkward way.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
I generally don't care for stories written as journal entries, or diaries. I bought the book because it was the May selection for my reading group. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kathys122
Wayne's character development is outstanding. I also read The Love Song of Johnny Valentine. Very different books but both have wonderfully written characters.Published 15 months ago by Qyler's Mom
I hadn't heard of this novel and only picked it up because I really enjoyed "Jonny Valentine". I liked this novel much better. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Mary E. Rauer
The book arrived in fine condition and I enjoyed reading it. The characters all came alive for me. I also liked it because i had to look up a few words.Published 16 months ago by Ruth Leighton