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Home Fire

There’s a lot I really liked about Home Fire. I thought it was sharply written and Kamila Shamsie knows how to write my favorite kind of prose: incisive and observant without being too flowery. I also loved that this is a retelling of Antigone, after reading the synopsis of that one online it’s pretty faithful beat for beat! Overall I thought it was an interesting novel that explores grief, extremism, the ills of Islamophobia, and how so called Western Civilization props itself up by tearing other cultures down (get in line with white supremacy or get out). But still, this didn’t emotionally resonate with me the way I was expecting it too. And the more I think about it I think it’s because of how it is told through different characters points of views. I do wish we only heard from the three siblings. Their stories were the ones I felt the most attracted too, I was especially drawn to Isma, but only the first section was dedicated to her perspective. I know this was a #bookstagramdarling when it came out so I’m glad I finally got around to it. [ID: my left hand holds up the novel Home Fire, the background is a cloudy sky and a flat ocean] #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #homefire #fiction #lovereading #backlist #backlistbooks #awardwinningbooks
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