Earth Boy

Earth Boy Journeying to the world of djinns was never going to be easy Wahid just didn t know it would be this hard Is his traveling companion the Devil called Iblis a worthy friend or a sinister enemy And wha

Journeying to the world of djinns was never going to be easy Wahid just didn t know it would be this hard Is his traveling companion the Devil called Iblis a worthy friend, or a sinister enemy And what manner of underworld beast will assault them next as they look for the soul of Maheen Whatever the answers are, Wahid sure isn t in Karachi any And if he fails,Journeying to the world of djinns was never going to be easy Wahid just didn t know it would be this hard Is his traveling companion the Devil called Iblis a worthy friend, or a sinister enemy And what manner of underworld beast will assault them next as they look for the soul of Maheen Whatever the answers are, Wahid sure isn t in Karachi any And if he fails, we will all fall to the coming of Dajjal.Earth Boy takes the fast pace of Fire Boy up a notch, delivering a stunning climax but also a meditation on what it means to grow up

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  1. Pakistani Comedian and writer Sami Shah has been profiled in the New York Times and ABC s The Australian Story.His autobiography, I, MIGRANT has been nominated for the NSW Premier s Literary Award WA Premier s Literary Award, and the Russell Prize for Humour Writing.His first novel FIRE BOY was released in June 2016, with the sequel due in early 2017.Sami writes columns for, Fairfax Media, the Brisbane Courier Mail, and many other publications, and is a frequent contributor on ABC local radio ABC RN Sami is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

241 Reply to “Earth Boy”

  1. This is basically the second half of Fire Boy and I m not really sure why it was published as two books It s one in two halves Also definitely not YA despite the title Fantasy with a lot of horror elements set in modern Pakistan, mostly Karachi, with excursions to the world of the djinn The mythology is used brilliantly and evocatively, and is often very scary, but there s a lot of humour as well If you like Neil Gaiman before the ponderousness set in, you d like this The writing is mostly excel [...]


  2. Check out my book blog for book reviews and other bookish posts I read Fire Boy which is the first book of the series my review It wowed me djinns, the devil, saving a soul and finding out who one s parents are It was so amazing I knew that I would read Earth Boy as soon as I could.It s a duology, so if you only like reading completed series, then this might be right up your alley Since it s the second book, I ll try not to include spoilers.It s ownvoices on Pakistani representation.__One of th [...]


  3. Pakistan is a place loaded with jinn The author, Sami Shah, grew up in the midst of them, inundated with stories and tales His sister at three would see the head of a jinn in her bathroom and scream In their abandon Ned storage room their lived a jinn who would damage a TV set if it went on too late.Enough on the author, Iblis the leader of the jinn had been cast out of heaven for refusing to bow down to Adam It was not that Humans were inferior lumps of clay , but rather that they were given Al [...]


  4. 3.5 5 Man, the sheer joy of reading a fantasy that is grounded in YOUR local lore, is almost enough to make me give this book all the stars I really, really loved seeing the Djinn myths featured so prominently here Another thing I appreciated was Sami Shah not pandering to the white gaze No overwrought, hyperbolic descriptions of anything Looking at you, Nadeem Aslam , Shah avoids bogging down his story with helpful LET ME EXPLAIN OUR EXOTIC LIVES themed paragraphs But at the same time, a rigor [...]


  5. Why the hell this book and Fire Boy aren t a single volume mystifies me I really enjoyed Fire Boy but it just ended after 300 pages with no resolution or cliffhanger It just stopped Then this book is only 250 pages and the last 10% or so of that is a Ln unnecessary memoir from the author after the story ended Even the print wasn t that small This could easily have been a 400 450 page single volume and far satisfying for that I just don t get it But I m not reviewing the publisher here, I m revi [...]


  6. Fantastic story, and I enjoyed the WWI family story afterwards I can only hope that author Sami Shah is planning to give us many tales of Wahid s journey to Kaf or perhaps another longer, detailed telling of Riffatullah s wartime experiences.


  7. I would have preferred it and Fire Boy as one book some of the impact was lost because of characters I had forgotten about from the first book but the stories in the Acknowledgements made it all worthwhile.


  8. I m just very sad this duology is over I ve never seen myself represented so fully in a piece of literature, even if it s full of jinn, witches with their feet pointing backward, the Devil and the Antichrist Incredible.


  9. It s not that I didn t love this book, because I did, but it felt like the pacing was off and everything move too quickly towards the end and wraps up too quickly and nicely.


  10. A fantastic sequel to an amazing debut This story picks up right where Fire Boy left off We learn of Wahid s birth in the first story, now this takes it up a notch as he continues on his quest to rescue his friend s soul and to determine what is really going on with the jinn activity Just as well written as the first book, Islamic belief referencing in this fantasy fiction story was just as accurate, I found myself on the edge of my seat and gasping at different moments of the book I finally hav [...]



  11. Even better than the first book And isn t that rare that a sequel is actually enthralling than the first book I ll just say this Get ready for an adventure in a world that you know nothing about Is it scary You bet Playing on all our fears of terrorism and a religion a lot of us don t understand combined with a complex fantasy world, this amazing story is the best book I have read in a very long time.


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