Doubleday

9780385545259

STARRED REVIEW

The Bad Muslim Discount

In The Bad Muslim Discount, Syed M. Masood mixes humor with tragedy. When it works, it’s captivating. When it doesn’t, it can feel uneven and disjointed.

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Review of ‘The Bad Muslim Discount’

The Bad Muslim Discount starts off in darkly comic fashion. “I killed Mikey,” the narrator, Anvar Faris, tells us. “It sounds worse than it was. You have to understand that I didn’t kill Mikey because I wanted to do it. I killed him because God told me to do it.” Mikey is Anvar’s pet goat,…

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