"Quite simply, I couldn't put this down. It starts with a meeting of two people who we know had previously been in a relationship but haven't seen each other in years. The novel unfolds their relationship and the difficulties they faced. (…)
This is a sensitive portrayal, you feel empathy for the main characters and the family members, all torn with their own beliefs and emotions.
I have read this as part of the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge and I am very grateful since this has introduced me to a new author and I would definitely look out for more in the future - highly recommended."
"I received this book as part of The Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge and I'm very happy to be part of it. (…)
The novel addresses political issues and deals with terrorism, arms trade and religion in a delicate way and is cleverly intertwined around Lina and Anil.
The authors descriptions of Sudan were beautifully written and I could imagine this in my mind, the characters came to life and there was a lovely flow throughout the story.
I particularly liked the letters that were cleverly woven throughout, and it's not until the end do we discover the true meaning and story that passes within these letters.
I enjoyed this novel and I'll be looking out for further reading by this author."
"Thanks to the Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge in which I am participating I discovered a new fabulous writer who surprised me with her wonderful and tragic story of a love tested to its limits.
(…) The different and often conflicting views of Anil and Lina's family besides the international setting with its cultural and sometimes poignant variation made The Obscure Logic of the Heart a moving and interesting story."