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The Wasted Vigil by Nadeem Aslam
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Apr 17, 11

bookshelves: historical-fiction
Read in April, 2011

TCL Call # F ASLAM
4 Stars: Adam

While extraordinarily dense, cryptic and challenging to read, the reward of persevering through this novel is well worth it. The author paints a vivid picture of Afghanistan and Muslim fundamentalism and explains their viewpoint in humanistic terms illustrating the idea that war and conflict is far from black and white and that there are many sides to any story. With lots of action and complex character development, I can see this book being turned into a movie done in a "Syriana" or "Traffic" style.
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