#15 — Exit West

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
Rating: 3/5
  • Mainly told through the perspectives of Nadia and Saeed– they live in an unnamed country where there is a lot of civil unrest
  • In the beginning, the core narrative was interrupted by the happenings occurring in parallel in other countries. As the story progresses, it focuses exclusively on Nadia and Saeed as they escape their situations through magic doors that take them to another place– it’s a good (or a lazy) way to skip the whole migration part of the story, and allows one to create a stark contrast between the life from before and after
  • It started off with more promise than it ended up being, but there were parts that were so pretty sounding that I wanted to make posters out of the phrasing