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review The Geometry of God 103 ☆ Amal the practical sister who digs up the “diamond key” that unlocks the mystery of Pakicetus a whale dog creature who once swam the ancient seas that are now Pakistan Mehwish the blind younger sister who moves with the sun and music inside her and thinks in “cup lits not fully legal” Zahoor their heretical grandfatherAmal the practical sister who digs up the “diamond key” that unlocks the mystery of Pakicetus a whale dog creature who once swam the ancient seas that are now Pakistan Mehwish the blind younger sister who moves with the sun and music inside her and thinks in “cup lits not fully legal” Zahoor their heretical grandfather a scientist who loves variation and “vim zee” and his two granddaughters most of all Noman the young man who steps into a lecture hall decides “their triangl. Where else can you find a paleontologist as one of the protagonists a female Pakistani paleontologist with a blind sister and an interest in the evolution of the whales A wise playful sad erotic novel that declares that it is not only the herd mentality greed and thirst for power that pushes us toward evil but also refusal to feel in every sense of the term and to imagine It also beautifully shows how everyone suffers in a militarized fundamentalist patriarchal society women and men and how there might be ways to alleviate that suffering on microcosmic level but still

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Divides and slows and reveals The Geometry of God is a novel one can read greedily following these characters as their lives unfold against the backdrop of General Zia’s Pakistan where religious fundamentalism gains ground and the mujaheddin is funded by gem sales and the Americans Or one can savor as the sisters show us digging as Amal does toward the novel’s deepest uestions about love and knowledge and faith moving as Mehwish does to the rhythms of an abundant and original langua. Complex yet fun This story keeps you reading until the last page and ends abruptly which is one major negative point Besides that it's definitely one of the best Pakistani fiction about the conflict of religion and science I have read in a long time

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The Geometry of GodE needs a fourth point” and changes all their livesThese are the four shifting chambers who make the heart of The Geometry of God the new novel from lauded Pakistani writer Uzma Aslam Khan Through these vivid contradictory and original characters Khan celebrates the complexities of familial and erotic love the tug of curiosity and duty the intersections of faith and longing Her exuberant language draws from Urdu and Punjabi and invents one of its own for Mehwish whose fractured English. When the Natick book club first selected The Geometry of God by Uzsma Aslam Khan I had no idea what to expect As I got deeper into the book I found myself searching for reasons to read another paragraph or chapter or sentence The night before I drove to DC to begin my new job I stayed up TOO LATE finishing the book because I needed to know what happened before I had to return the library book On my drive I found myself thinking about the characters and marveling at the story The book truly draws you into several worlds In one world is the conflict between the religious and the scientific community In another world you are watching Amal and Mehwish grow up and try to figure out ways to transform the way they function in the worldAs cliche as it sounds and because I am still tired I REALLY LOVED this book Surprisingly I related to all four of the main characters even Norman who irritated me I appreciated Amal's struggle to be seen as a competent professional woman while also being a good sister and partner to her husband One of my favorite uotes from her is I have only ever wanted to be a humble voice in a mighty chorus I have only ever wanted to be a small flame in a greater fire Tonight I amIn the book Amal works to find professional fulfilment but in order to do that she has to tune out voices of her parents and in laws I appreciate that she wanted to make small changes to her marriage in order to have a partnership that reflects who she is trying to become I really loved Zahoor's curiosity and desire to share knowledge with his family and the general public I also appreciated that he was not afraid to speak up against brainwashing and the hypocrisy shown by religious fundamentalists in the book Not to give too much away but when he was in prison it broke my heart when he was upset that he could not read because there was no light in his room The interaction between him and Amal reminded me a lot of time I spent with my own grandfather Even though I did not care for Norman very much I appreciated that he was trying to keep peace and be a good son even as he destroyed another man's life Another one of my favorite uotes was when Zahoor uestions Norman about his life purpose What would you do with your hands if derived the power to sign your name across my lifeWhen I read that uote and the exchange my jaw dropped It was such a powerful scene and made me think of how many people derive power and status from putting down others Even though it would be easy to demonize some characters in the book the author does a great job of showing the complexity of all charactersMy favorite narrator in the story is Mehwish She is blind and as a result all of her descriptions are very sensory It amazed me how she could tell what was happening the room even when no words were spoken As cheesy as it sounds I loved watching her grown up Each time I read a passage I could see subtle and not so subtle in her way of absorbing informationEven though I had read books that explored the concept of science versus religion and of women challenging the status uo I have never read anything uite like this The beginning was a bit slow but by the end I was excited to see what happens next and very sad to finish I miss reading the stories of the characters I appreciated that the book made me pause reflect and reread at several points before I went on Maybe it is because I have only been reading for work for the last two weeks but I am really missing reading this book I wish that I had finished it before the book club meeting because I would have really enjoyed a vigorous discussion about many elements in the book