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Kartography by Kamila Shamsie
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Nov 02, 07

bookshelves: novels
Recommended for: people with a connection to Karachi and a liking of esoteric notions of destiny
Read in August, 2007

A very quick read. Not very special. Probably good if you want something easy for your next long flight.

Though Shamsie depicts some pecularities of Pakistani society very accurately her main theme is not capturing. She believes too much in the perfect match and destiny. Her message is well intended but her insight to the differences in society (rich and poor, generational conflicts, historical implications and the East-West culture) remain superficial. I didn't learn anything new from her.
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