Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Turbulent Karachi is the backdrop for this intriguing Broken Verses – Kindle edition by Kamila Shamsie. Download. Turbulent Karachi is the backdrop for this intriguing, shimmeringly intelligent fourth novel by Shamsie (Kartography), which tells the story of. Fourteen years ago Aasmaani’s mother Samina, a blazing beauty and fearless activist, walked out of her house and was never seen again. Aasmaani refuses to.

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The chapters had a lovely continuity and were the perfect length. For information on how we process your data, read our Privacy Policy. Didn’t learn much about Pakistani anything. The people she still has in her life, the ones who have always been there for her and tried so hard to pull her back out of her shell, are her father, stepmother, and sister. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Books by Kamila Shamsie. Published June 1st by Mariner Books first published January 1st Please note that this product is not available for purchase from Bloomsbury.

As the book starts, Aasmani is 30 and still living an unsettled life.

Overall, a promising premise let down by shoddy plot development. But I knew already that in his eyes each one of my breaks would shift from challenge to reproach. I wanted very much to write something good about this versee I just wasn’t all that excited about the story at all.

In parts I could relate to her but her aloofness was still her predominant characteristic that prevented me from fully grasping her.

Broken Verses

Jan 19, LeeAnn rated it did not like it. Apr 02, Ramya Idea Smith rated it really liked it. Moreover, Shamsie seems to be trying too hard to make this a political novel. Preview — Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie.


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Feb 23, Royce Houthuijzen rated it really liked it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a beautifully written story, one that will suck the reader in and not let go. Thank you for your feedback. But as mentioned above, I would have been happier with a simpler plot and 50 less pages.

You see this impact through child’s perspective, and those of the former spouse, other family members and the community at large. Her mother’s closest friend resurfaces, and Aasmaani must decide whether Shehnaz and her son are truly looking out for her well-being or have ulterior motives. Kamila raises a myraid of feminist concerns in the book, especially from the perspective of a Muslim woman, for example the one is: Already wary of close relationships, the question of who she can trust becomes essential as she gets closer to the truth surrounding her mother and the Poet.

It is delightful to read Shamsie’s books. While the theme is important, it is wrapped in a weak story and stock characters. To herself, she’s a person who gets abandoned, and that’s pretty much all there is versse it.

Her female protagonist is pleasantly introspective, and the novel attempts to place the story within a specific politico-historical context. This review has been iamila because it contains spoilers. Pakistan isn’t This is a beautifully written story, and a fascinating glimpse into life in modern Pakistan. A Novel Kindle Edition. View Full Version of PW.

“Broken Verses: A Novel” by Kamila Shamsie

Sgamsie, Victoria Hobbs at A. Shamsie’s language is beautiful, and there are many striking turns of phrase. The characters are well etched, the plot is captivating and there is much intrigue and mystery surrounding two of the main characters’ fate. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


What strikes me most about the book is the analogy it draws with the past, poetry, women’s rights movement and bits off religion to boot. I also really liked seeing Pakistan in the present-day sections. There’s mystery and a love story and shamxie of day-to-day in a young woman’s life. The mystery isn’t compelling, and the love story isn’t convincing. Although I read Home Fire, Kamila Shamsie’s latest novel first and worked back to her earlier work, I must say that the writing in Broken Verses shows her artistry in the written word.

Her metaphors were beautiful Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie This is a book I was reading for a group discussion but did not finish.

Get to Know Us. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. The sotryline is solid, won’t spoil your read by hinting towards it. Jul 26, Robert Palmer rated it liked it.

Amazon Sahmsie Find, attract, and engage customers. A God in Every Stone. It took me a long time to get to the end of this book.

Broken Verses by Kamila Shamsie

When she leaves a cushy job at the state oil company to start working at a trendy and hip new TV company, she comes across an old friend kamjla her mother and stepfather’s. I became her fan after reading In the City by the Sea. The clues themselves are not written to the standard expected of a celebrated poet. The main character, a spoiled, whining 30 year old woman, has not learned that she is not the center of the universe.