09 February 2011
Book Review: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders by Daniyal Mueenuddin
Fascinating book overcomes deep-seated reading quirks.
As gloomy as some of the scenarios can be, they are not without beauty and humor. And Mueenuddin paints a vivid picture of life in Pakistan. One can almost feel the heat and smell the food. In Other Rooms, Other Wonders was a National Book Award finalist and it is easy to see why. I am glad I overcame my natural disinclination to read this book. Had I not, I would have missed out on a fascinating world and a well written book. And it will make me less resistant the next time someone hands me a book. (But don't do it until after April 1st when the TBR Dare ends.)
*TBR = to be read