In the City by the Sea Kamila Shamsie’s debut novel is now the same age as her first protagonist, year-old Hasan, the only child of a lauded. Editorial Reviews. Review. ‘Lively, playful, provocative’ Anita Desai ‘A touching and engrossing In the City by the Sea – Kindle edition by Kamila Shamsie. Kamila Shamsie’s debut novel In the City by the Sea published in and eloquent, charming and quietly political novel is set in an unnamed city in Pakistan.
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Aug 12, Parsa Tamkinat rated it liked it. Hasan and his best friend and neighbour Zehra are intelligent, observant children and make a charming pair – Hasan is imaginative and Zehra wise beyond her years.
Popular covers see all 7 covers. Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Political nature of the country is tyrannical and everyone hates the President. The contrast between his childlike imagination and mature, worldly conversations with his parents makes it hard to root Hasan down into his age group. One early summer morning, while lazing happily on the roof, Hasan watches a young boy flying a yellow kite fall to his death.
Hasan wants to rescue his uncle and is willing to go any length for that yet he also understands his incapacity to actually put any of his plans into action.
SouthernKiwi Jun 25, The protagonist of this charming coming-of-age debut novel is year-old B. Feb 24, Denise rated it really liked it Shelves: In forty days, a trial will commence, whi A simple tale, beautifully written. I felt the story and plot could have come together better,was left with a feeling that something was missing.
I enjoyed the book through a magical and deep meaning perspective, but I was annoyed as well when there was no plot and unfinished things in the story. Sudden, apparently random death and violence also happens later.
The contrast between his childlike imagination and mature conversations makes it hard to place Hasan down into his age group. In The City By The Sea by Kamila Shamsie is one such book that revolves around Pakistani politics but under huge influence of an year-old’s imagination.
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Books by Kamila Shamsie. Whenever there was a joke, I laughed with someone. But sadly, even his jealousy when Zehra starts getting closer to Hasan’s cousin didn’t create any dramatic ripples in the story, which was very sad for someone like me who ssea deeply enjoyed Kamila Shamsie’s work. This is a theme which runs through the book.
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At this stage, I know I may not like every book that Shamsie writes 3 stars isn’t a very good ratingbut I love the way she writes, and her prose is simply beautiful. Besides his adoration of his parents, Hasan also adores his maternal uncle, Salman Mamoo, who is a politician under house-arrest. Nov 02, Saba rated it liked it. His beloved uncle Salman, sha,sie a powerful political force, has endured house arrest surrounded by entertaining family members who indulge him his silly jokes and his love of pine cones.
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Remnants of a Separation Book Review: Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 74 43. All in all though it is a good read. Uncle Latif kamial the fun guy always found making fun of Shehreyar and Shakespeare.
Jan 27, Neeti Bharatan rated it did not like it. Basically, if you asked, I would have no idea whether to recommend this book to you or not.
Trivia About In the City by th There were some moments of plot stupidity, but they were balanced by sudden, smart writing. No library descriptions found. As the novel progresses, the seemingly interminable to Hasan house arrest ends but things become worse; uncle Salman is taken to prison on a charge of treason.
Hasan wants to rescue his uncle and is willing to go any length for that yet he also understands his incapacity to actually put any of his plans into action. References to this work on external resources. Jun 29, T. Stacker Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: In a mad scramble to read as much Shamsie as I could before reviewing her latest novel I managed to inhale one of her earliest novels.
He also has a great sense of imagination and escapes into his own fantasy world, as a means of coping, when things become unbearable. Plus, there was the smell factor to take into account. But if you mix it up with the imagination of an year-old, it becomes colorful and a peripatetic view. In the City by the Sea by Kamila Shamsie. In the City by the Sea follows an eleven-year-old boy Hasan.
Another thing to notice in Shamsie’s novels In the City by The Sea and Burnt Shadows is that she doesn’t discuss the exact politics, and politicians trying to win, but how the current political situation is affecting the local people, that aren’t related to politics in any way and only want to live a happy life. It’s a charming coming-of-age type of book where a young boy wrestles with the death of a friend, political conflicts in his native India, and his talented sometimes quirky family.
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Be the first to ask a question about In the City by the Sea. Still, it has many elements that Shamsie continued to use in her novels – smart, verbally sophisticated characters, a solid sense of place, an understanding of histor In a mad scramble to read as much Shamsie as I could before reviewing her latest novel I managed to inhale one of her earliest novels.
Another beautifully written novel by Kamila Shamsie. Set on a land ruled by an oppresive military regime, this eloquent, charming and quietly political novel vividly recreates the confusing world of a young boy on the edge of adulthood, and beautifully illustrates the transformative power of the imagination.
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