In this review of Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, the reviewer gives a synopsis of the plot, includes a description of the main characters, and offers a critique on the written product. The reviewer introduces Isma as the protagonist, the daughter of a militant Muslim who was killed en route to imprisonment at Guantanamo Bay. Isma is moving to the West to further her education, and one of the focal points for the author is her perception of her treatment by Westerners. The reviewer points out that there is some problem with character development in the novel; however, the language is beautiful. He concludes by recommending the work.
- Home fire is a thrilling read that should get you invested into the characters
- Home Fire is a remake of Antigone and its heartbreaking and explosive
- The author is essentially writing with full meaning and intent with this book
“Home Fire is essentially a retelling of Antigone, which works both for and against the novel.”