Exit West by Moshin Hamid Review

​This is a book that truly captures you. I finished it in just under 3 hours, broken up, and it was beautiful. The development between the two characters, how real it made everything even in a world with a fantastical aspect (magical doors instead of boats/trucks), was incredible. That said, that slight magical aspect does not take away at all how much this is written based on the refugee crisis. They are guarded and treated as borders, and you feel the fear and the pull to other locations just like Nadia. I don’t entirely understand why Hamid would cut away every few chapters to discuss someone other than those two, a random character in a random location, never to be mentioned again, but it seemed to add to it. It created the book into more of a world wide planet full of people instead of this insulated relationship and threat
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