Tag Archives: Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam: The Golden Legend

Nadeem Aslam is at the top of the list of my favourite authors. This interview has just been posted on the ABC Radio website. “If you don’t like my books, you won’t like me. I am my books”. Nadeem Aslam … Continue reading

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The Golden Legend by Nadeem Aslam

The Golden Legend is another exquisitely written novel by Nadeem Aslam. An enthralling view into a world of politics, religion, persecution, corruption, love, loyalty, and extremism. A story of  violence and tenderness, love and fear, hope and despair, in a nation wracked … Continue reading

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Nadeem Aslam

Nadeem Aslam is among my favourite writers. I recently started reading his new book The Golden Legend. The first of his novels that I read was The Blind Man’s Garden – and that got me hooked. Below is a video … Continue reading

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The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam

I’m writing this before I’ve finished the book, because Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil is book that I don’t want to end. I want to write something about it now before I face the disappointment of reaching the last page. … Continue reading

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Fictional Discoveries and a Memoir or Two

Looking back through this year’s reading list I find that I’ve discovered (and rediscovered) several authors that I’d love to read again. I’ve added their other books to my wishlist. Starting at the beginning of the year the discoveries have … Continue reading

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“Things became terrible while you were dead”

Lyrical, lush and poetic in descriptions of both beauty and horror, the book rings with  honesty, moving the reader through a range of emotions without a hint of manipulation. That is how I described Nadeem Aslam’s The Blind Man’s Garden … Continue reading

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Reader’s Block

Have you ever experienced those weeks where one day you are extremely enthusiastic about reading, you have a book you’re loving – and then the next day all motivation to read has gone. That is what has happened to me. … Continue reading

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Honesty With Beauty and Horror

I’m really jumping the gun with this one, but I felt the need to write something in praise of this book even though I’m less than a quarter of the way into it. The first 100 pages of The Blind … Continue reading

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