Ever heard of, there is no friend as loyal as a book? Well there is nothing better to read a good book with a great story. Stories have the power to change us.
Not only this, a good book allows you to escape into other lives, worlds, and galaxies, but it also allows you to learn new ideas, facts, and ways of interpreting and understanding the world around you.
Two of Pakistan’s famous novelists, Kamila Shamsie and Mohsin Hamid’s have made it to BBC 100 novels that shaped the world.
According to the official BBC Arts website, We asked a panel of leading writers, curators and critics to choose 100 genre-busting novels that have had an impact on their lives. The 100 English language novels, written over the last 300 years, range from children’s classics to popular page turners. Organised into themes, they reflect the ways books help shape and influence our thinking.
Hamid’s novel, “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” in the “Crime & Conflict” category, and Shamsie’s “Home Fire” in “Politics, Power & Protest” category have been selected for the list.
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