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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] A lost review of mine rediscoveredSatisfying on many levels Balances love vs war trust vs despair chaos vs grounding in ev

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    Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] Verdict mixed feelings Let me sort them outA The principle If we did not want a story with some and perhaps lots of generosity toward

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] How often do we hear about writers who put decade long efforts to write fiction working in secluded cottages without any conscience of seasons weather guilds and society? Rarely Nadeem Aslam fits that genre He has tirelessly done menial jobs to earn a living and to create an isolation just to write better books t

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam Read The Wasted Vigil Nadeem Aslam's writing style had grated on my nerves when I read his bookMaps for Lost Lovers But I already had The Wasted

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] I was expecting the usual fare when I picked up this novel set in Afghanistan but what I wasn't expecting was to find the author repeatedly misuoting from the uran For most of the story I thought he was just trying to show t

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] Read The Wasted Vigil “This is among the few things that can be said about love with any confidence It is small enough to be contained within the heart but pulled thin it would drape the entire world”The Wasted Vigil is the type of

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] There's a lot of fine writing mixed up with the history of Afghanistan America's wars in the Middle EastAsia and a bit of a soap opera No one comes out well here There is both respect and criticism of Islamic fundamentalism

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    Read The Wasted Vigil Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam One of the most remarkable books I've ever read It is both deeply poetic and painfully violent; sympathetic and tragic; enlightening and maddening The FEEL of it remains with me still I was amazed at how well the author created sympathy for characters with conflicting perspectives enabling the reader to understand why each felt justified in his position while showing with the most subtle irony just how tragic

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    Read The Wasted Vigil Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam In case you missed the Kite Flyer Bookseller from Kabul and so forth Afghanistan is not a place you want to be ever and after reading this I forgot about the mice in the laundry room the possums in the roof and the rising cost of organic strawberries I loved this book for its fantastic smell imagery it is a rare sensual experience to smell

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    PDF NEW [The Wasted Vigil] As I was reading this novel I was thinking of the recent psychological breakthrough distributed around the internet that reading novels increases empathy I was also thinking of a sociology undergraduate class I helped teach several years ago that asked the students to analyze attitudes beliefs and facts about the US War on Terror The books we assigned were heavy for undergrads Blow Back by Chalmers Johnson Blood and Oil by Michael Klare The

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  • Hardcover
  • 372
  • The Wasted Vigil
  • Nadeem Aslam
  • English
  • 26 February 2020
  • 9780571238774

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Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam Download The Wasted Vigil ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Himself once heldIn mesmerizing prose Nadeem Aslam reveals the complex ties of love and desperation pain and salvation madness and clarity that bind the characters And through their stories he creates a timely and achingly intimate portrait of the “continuation of wars” that shapes our world In its radiant language its depth of feeling and its unflinching drama The Wasted Vigil is a luminous work of ficti. There s a lot of fine writing mixed up with the history of Afghanistan America s wars in the Middle EastAsia and a bit of a soap opera No one comes out well here There is both respect and criticism of Islamic fundamentalism the Afghan people EnglandRussiaAmerica and their invasions of the country and of neighbouring PakistanIt was a bit difficult at times to follow who was in a scene as times and places seem to flip and flop between paragraphs But the writing matched the story the tone was always bleak there s not a lot of hope and it highlights man s greed for power and riches

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Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam Download The Wasted Vigil ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Soldier brother who disappeared decades before during the Soviet invasion; David an American a former spy who has seen his ideals turned inside out during his twenty five years in Afghanistan; Casa a young Afghani whose hatred of the West plunges him into the depths of zealotry; and James the Special Forces soldier in whom David sees a dangerous revival of the unuestioning notions of right and wrong that he. This is among the few things that can be said about love with any confidence It is small enough to be contained within the heart but pulled thin it would drape the entire world The Wasted Vigil is the type of book I felt blown away by while reading even though two months down the line not only will I not remember why I was so amazed I probably won t even remember what it was about This happens with books that might not emotionally change me but are so well written or say something so interesting that I m forced to take a momentary pause to just appreciate the idea or the emotion or the placement of words In fact it used to happen so regularly that when making a list of my top ten favourite books of the year to share with my best friend we started making two separate lists one for books that we felt emotional about and another for books that might not connect with us but were so smart or spoke from such a completely new perspective that we wanted to shove the book at the other person and say Read it so we can discuss This is the kind of book I want to read a smart analysis of because there s a lot of material in here to discuss In all honesty most books about war and Afghanistan and America pack lots of content worth poring over even if it s just to see whether the representation is valid or if the opinions are skewed And it s entirely possible that there s a lot of problematic content within this book but I enjoyed it so until someone disabuses me of that opinion I shall carry on with that sentiment This country was one of the greatest tragedies of the age Torn to pieces by the man hands of war by the various hatreds and failings of the world Two million deaths over the past uarter century Primarily this book is about suffering and that too of a very specific type of suffering that caused by war Even though the narrative focuses on the intricate relationships between our multiple protagonists almost all the relationships and by extension the actions and reactions of all our characters are guided by the fact that they are present in Afghanistan in a horrible moment of time for the country David had heard the truck explode from a mile away Elsewhere he would have thought it was thunder but in this country he knew what it was what it had to beWhat s interesting or one could argue problematic is that for a major part of this book we view the war through the eyes of foreigners even if some of them have been in Afghanistan for a while Marcus an aged widower from Britain and one of the focal points of this story has been living in Afghanistan for ages a Muslim convert who lost both his wife atrina as well as his daughter Zameen to the patriarchal horrors of brutality Our narrative starts when a Russian woman named Lara arrives from Saint Petersburg looking for her soldier brother who disappeared during the Soviet invasion It is in looking for her brother and in the connections that slowly spool open as the writing progresses that we see the true mastery of Nadeem Aslam Even though he takes his sweet time drawing out the past and present and how it all connects and one could easily get confused between what had happened to which individual character out of the multiple important ones in this story I couldn t help but keep reading even when I had to flip back to check which character we were actually talking about Only the dead have seen the end of war Each character that gets introduced eventually finds their way into Marcus and Lara s story from American ex spy David to young jihadist Casa or from local schoolteacher Dunia to the Special Forces soldier James All of them are part of a wider story of which they form intersecting points overlapping in sometimes good and mostly bad ways But what Nadeem Aslam does really well is to at least try to give each character some complexityOf course the book has lots of things to say about religion and oppression and basic human cruelty most of which was horrible and depressing Religion clearly doesn t resonate with Aslam who uses it mainly to explain how acts of brutality are justified by a large number of people Although one could argue that this book is based in an era where the Taliban abused religion to carry out their strongest perversions surely a narrative which can t provide a nuanced look from all angles is weak in certain aspects At any rate I m sure that there are lots of people out there who are smarter informed and better at vocalizing their opinions than me on the intricacies of representation within this book I d be willing to have a smart discussion about this and am most certainly open to changing my opinion about the book itself but until then I ll have to make do with my sleep deprived read it in chunks version of a review A public spectacle after the Friday prayers the stoning of a sixty one year old adulteress A rain of bricks and rocks her punishment for living in sin the thirty nine year marriage to Marcus void in the eyes of the Taliban because the ceremony had been conducted by a female A microphone had been placed close to her for her screams to be heard clearly by everyoneWhat this story does really well though is to stress again and again on how senseless and full of malice war can be All the characters involve are not only flawed they are also in trouble or have been in trouble or have suffered a sort of meaningless indignity in a fight that they didn t even start I d be revealing too many spoilers if I mentioned them here but suffice is to say that Aslam takes what is a larger narrative and uses a very small one to give it depth and life Things that happened on a global scale are suddenly personal and described well enough to make it all seem so very real The Cold War was cold only for the rich and privileged places of the planet It s true that the book makes liberal references to other stories to literature that I hadn t read and myths that I didn t know of But unlike other instances where I might have gotten irritated by this constant allusion to things I didn t understand for some reason within this story it felt fine Maybe because it was all done so naturally and because with every reference I didn t feel the need to a google search but the mention of unknown literature didn t feel as uncomfortable as it could have Both sides in Homer s war when they arrive to collect their dead from the battlefield weep freely in complete sight of each other Sick at heart This is what Marcus wants the tears of one side fully visible to the otherThe only very visible issue with this book was that the ending was uite abrupt Usually I prefer a clean proper ending which grants me closure and helps me let go of the characters so that there s a smooth transition to my next book But over here a lot of things feel like they were wrapped up hastily or like the author suddenly realized he was running way past his designated word limit and tried to finish it all up uickly Which might be one of the reasons why I dropped it from a five to a four star ratingOverall though I still enjoyed it pretty thoroughly I might have read it in fits and bursts and I probably won t read it again but in terms of recommendations I d suggest that everyone give this a go at least once Worth the read ORIGINAL REVIEWI m not even sure what I liked about this book This is going to be one confused reviewRTC

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Nadeem Aslam á 6 Download Read & Download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB á Nadeem Aslam Download The Wasted Vigil ô PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The author of Maps for Lost Lovers gives us a new novel at once lyrical and blistering about war in our time told through the lives of five people who come together in post 911 AfghanistanMarcus an English doctor whose progressive outspoken Afghani wife was murdered by the Taliban opens his home itself an eerily beautiful monument to his losses to the others Lara from St Petersburg looking for evidence of her. A lost review of mine rediscoveredSatisfying on many levels Balances love vs war trust vs despair chaos vs grounding in everyday beauty of the moment Elucidates the many threads to the problems of Afghanistan while keeping alive the hope that family bonds common humanity and the rich cultural heritage of this country can somehow rise above the hate of various factions threatening its destruction A surprise in the author s approach is that Afghan people are largely not rendered directly but only through foreign characters These include a Brit immigrant Marcus a an ex CIA operative and a Russian woman all concerned with finding traces of a lost family member or loved one as part of the emergent post 911 war or the earlier Russian one The recent killing of the Brit s Afghan wife by the Taliban looms large as the vitality of her memory heralds a template for resilience while the plotting of violent action by a new youthful convert to jihad points to a continued cycle of darkness The Buddhist heritage of the country is highlighted by the cover shot of a sleeping Buddha which Marcus defiantly preserves in secret The theme of waiting for an awakening is a great overlay and structure for this story which moved me by its interlacing of human hopes and tragedies