He never seems to care, not care, agree, or disagree, and I don't know whether this was Kureishi's point, or if the book was just poorly written.
Yet another winner from Hanif Kureishi as he delves deep into the world of drugs, music and adolescent confusion within the world of a group of Asian college students.
Apart from the protagonst's unconvincing affair with his lecturer and run-ins with his brother, there is little else to grab the attention of the reader.
Book felt like a sequence of contrived situations which forced the characters to deliver soliloquies to each other based on their various views. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Helen W
this is really the most boring book i have ever read. i read the whole thing, waiting in vain for something good to happen, and while i was waiting, in vain, the book ended. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by Liz
Why does a college loafer of Pakistan origin flirt with fundamental Muslims, who become increasingly more extreme and more violent? Read morePublished on August 13, 2004 by schilba
Indians, Pakistanis, English right-wing thugs, academics, swingers, religious zealeots, idealists, pushers and the hopeless meet in London, but do little to create much... Read morePublished on August 4, 2004 by Alan Zahringer
It is truly ironic that a novel whose plot and characters culminate in a powerful condemnation of intellectual narrowmindedness (here portrayed by a scene of Muslim radicals... Read morePublished on July 25, 2002 by Azra
This book is so different from most I read. It is violent, real, well written and provides fascinating insights into the life of a culture we live so close with and normally do not... Read morePublished on August 26, 2001
The "Black Album" was "okay" but doesn't qualify for the "5 stars" which I gave "The Buddha of Suburbia". Read morePublished on April 27, 2000
One of the greatest contempory writers with a style of his own.The book reveals how painful it is to live in a land not of his own. Read morePublished on March 28, 2000 by tridib das roy