Thursday, January 28, 2010


The Geometry of God, Uzma Aslam Khan, Clockroot Books, 2009, 381 pp

I read this amazing piece of fiction, set in modern Pakistan, at the end of December last year. One of the benefits of having a professional book reviewing job is that I read books I may otherwise have not heard of and therefore missed. The Geometry of God made it onto my top 25 favorites for the year. My review is now available to non-subscribers at BookBrowse. It begins like this:

     Reading The Geometry of God was an experience of total immersion, not because I read it in two days but due to the power of the writing and the storytelling. I dreamed about the place, the story and the characters both nights after reading, although modern day Pakistan is a country and culture almost completely alien to me. Uzma Aslan Khan has created exactly what I desire from fiction: to be transported to another world where the problems and rewards of living get worked out in a parallel but different matrix to the world I know. (Read the rest here.) 

(The Geometry of God is available in paperback by order from Once Upon A Time Bookstore.)

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