Home Fire-Book Review

Home FireIsma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed.

Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie


Author: Kamila Shamsie

Pages: 276

Publishing Date: August 15th,2017

Publisher: Riverhead Books


This book is winner for the women’s prize of fiction for 2018. I was seeing it everywhere so I decided to read it despite.

It was divided into a few parts every part focused on different characters, after 1.5 chapters this book became so hard to tolerate but I wanted to give it a fair chance.

This book disappointed me so hard, Plot? Was there any? or I missed it somewhere in pages? Characters? They were so one-dimensional and self-centric to even consider anyone’s advice/opinion.

Ok, I get that it was about the struggle of migrants and their families, On the on side one sister is so loyal to her country while another one whom first one treated as her child and taught many things she is just opposite and annoying.

On the one side Police is keeping eye on their family but they didn’t have any clue when those so-called jihadis contact with Pervez. Karamat is one of the characters I don’t have any idea which one is the real him? And he decided to settle everything because his wife said? While a few hours ago he claimed that he didn’t have a family.

I don’t know what was that I want my time back.

If you don’t want to read any religious views then ignore the next lines.

*This is my opinion and I have every right to say what offended me.

But even after finishing this book I don’t have any idea what was the message author was trying to convey, She showed those so-called jihadis who were so cruel to be called as Muslim, on the other hand, she shows the people who don’t follow Islam do most of the forbidden thing but called themselves Muslim. Where were the real ones?*

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17 Comments Add yours

  1. bookwormscornerblogspot says:

    I think that your review raises some very good and pertinent questions.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Christine says:

    His the premise sounded good, I am sad to hear it failed in delivery.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It was really disappointing for me.


  3. It’s a shame it disappointed. I would have gravitated towards this book by the cover but after your review, I’ll sit this one out.


  4. Cia Black says:

    Beautiful cover. A bit disappointing that it didn’t live up to its potential.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Empress DJ says:

    I am so turned off by all religions – they do more harm than good.


    1. Well It is a personal opinion.


  6. HEIDI says:

    Too bad it wasn’t a winner. Hopefully the next book is better!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. “Where are the real ones?” seems to be a common question when writing about Muslim people. I’m sorry this one disappointed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It is really disappointing when you manipulate any religion just for the sake of glamorizing a book 😐, They should stop it.


  8. The book sound so good too. I can understand your disappointment and frustration with the book. Great honest review.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Great honest review, I am so sorry this book was so disappointed to you it did really look and sounds like a great book. I hope your next read is a much better one, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you Katiria for all your kind words 🙂
      Happy Reading 🙂


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