Mohsin Hamid

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The New York Times' Michiko Kakutani raves about Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Flithy Rich in Rising Asia

"A compelling story that works on two levels — in this case as a deeply moving and highly specific tale of love and ambition, and as a larger, metaphorical look at the mind-boggling social and economic changes sweeping “rising Asia.”

 

It is a measure of Mr. Hamid’s audacious talents that he manages to make his protagonist’s story work on so many levels. “You” is, at once, a modern-day Horatio Alger, representing the desires and frustrations of millions in rising Asia; a bildungsroman hero, by turns knavish and recognizably human, who sallies forth from the provinces to find his destiny; and a nameless but intimately known soul, whose bittersweet romance with the pretty girl possesses a remarkable emotional power. With How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers.”

 

To read the entire review, click here.

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Alan Cheuse of NPR compares Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Rich in Rising Asia to "a globalized version of The Great Gatsby"

“Thanks to Hamid's meticulous use of detail — and his sympathy for a man on the make in a society of endemic poverty — we engage deeply with a serious character whose essence remains his own yet who stands as a figure representative of his time and place, an effect only the best novelists can create… this tale of an unscrupulous striver may bring to mind a globalized version of The Great Gatsby. Given the unabashed gimmickry of Hamid's how-to design, it's a pleasant surprise to find that his book is nearly that good.” To read more, click here.
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The Washington Post praises Mohsin Hamid's "extraordinarily clever" How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia

“Extraordinarily clever… a parody of the genre from one angle and a melancholy reflection on modern life from another… manages to be both particular and broad at the same time.” To read more, click here.
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Monday, January 07, 2013

The Millions names three Riverhead books to its most anticipated books of 2013 list!

Mohsin Hamid's How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings, Ramona Ausubel's A Guide to Being Born, are all on The Millions' Most Anticipated Books of 2013 Preview list. See the full list here.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Film adaptation of Mohsin Hamid's novel set to play at Venice, Toronto

The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mira Nair's film based off of Hamid's 2007 novel, will open the Venice film festival next month and play as a gala film at the Toronto fest in September. You can read about the movie here. Hamid is the author of Moth Smoke (2001), and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, coming soon from Riverhead.

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Monday, June 08, 2009

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

You're Buying: Paperback

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