Brick Lane

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Monica Ali's gorgeous first novel is the deeply moving story of one woman, Nazneen, born in a Bangladeshi village and transported to London at age eighteen to enter into an arranged marriage. Already hailed by the London Observer as "one of the most

Politically correct, pathetic. Brick Lane is not the one portrayed by Ali.
The only good point is that the book is ok for a foreign student, easy to read!

This girl is great! I love her novel. Definitely must read also "In the Kitchen".

Wrote 5/22/10
Wins first prize for worst english book read this year.
From my Amazon review- I managed to finish this book even if with great difficulty. Great book if you have difficulty falling asleep as it so tedious it helps one to slumber. Starts well but then the first 100 pages become tedious then once I thought...Continua
Wrote 10/12/09
I picked this up mostly because it was talked about so much in the UK, and although I enjoyed it, I probably don't rate it as highly as the critics seemed to. It was the story of immigrants to the UK and an arranged marriage. I would read further boo...Continua
A young Bangladeshi woman is married (an arranged marriage) to a rather worthless man. They are immigrants to England in post-9/11 days. This is the story of a woman who comes into her own, despite her mother's warning that, "If God wanted us to ask...Continua

Wrote Apr 26, 2011, 07:02
[Nazneen] said “But you can’t skate in a sari.” Razia was already lacing her boots, “This is England,” she said.”You can do whatever you like.”
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Wrote Apr 26, 2011, 07:01
“I thought I lost my Tariq. I thought ‘He does not want to live this life I made for him,’” Jorina said, “But that is our problem - making lives for our children. They want to make them for themselves.” “Yes,” said Razia, “even if it kills them.”
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Wrote Jan 27, 2010, 10:37
If God wnted us to ask questions, he would have made us men

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