East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman

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Read East of Hounslow Online Free - ‘A brilliant thriller. You’d be mad not to buy this.’ Ben Aaronovitch

‘Excellent book. Phenomenal writing.’ BA Paris

Meet Jay.

Small-time dealer.

Accidental jihadist.

The one man who can save us all?

Javid – call him Jay – is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he’s just bought his pride and joy – a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet.

But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he’s just the man they need for a delicate mission.

One thing’s for sure: now he’s a long way East of Hounslow, Jay’s life will never be the same again.

With the edgy humour of Four Lions and the pulse-racing tension of Nomad, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thriller starring Jay Qasim.

Title : East of Hounslow
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ISBN : 0008229570
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 384 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

December 10, 2017

East of Hounslow is a cracking debut thriller that speaks of contemporary issues in our world. Set in Hounslow and Pakistan, it is a smart, comic and witty story featuring Javid Qasim, aka Jay, living at home with his mum, a low level drug dealer, who is about to find out that he has a lot of gro...

Susan rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

Javid Qasim, ‘Call me Jay,’ is a small time drug dealer, living in Hounslow with his mum. The great love of his life is his new car and he is comfortable in his world. However, life for Jay is about to become quite complicated. Firstly, there is the fact that his local mosque has been desecrated,...

Aditi rated it ★★★★☆

December 14, 2017

“Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.” ----Noam Chomsky Khurrum Rahman, a Pakistan-born, British author, has penned a pot-boiling thriller, East of Hounslow that revolves around a low-key 30-something Muslim drug dealer, who stil...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2017

This book was ALL the brilliant. Seriously. It is one of those books that creeps up on you - you start it, and you are enjoying it and then you realise it is consuming your thoughts and even when you are not reading it you are thinking about it. So we meet Javid (call him Jay) , a Jack the lad, a...

Christine rated it ★★★★★

November 27, 2017

A Muslim dark comedy? Oh yes, please! This is just what I have been crying out for. A fresh quirky contemporary thriller, brimming with British humour. East of Hounslow is marvellous! Totally marvellous. We meet the funniest Muslim in town. Jay is your typical laddish bloke, who loves his car and...

Roman Clodia rated it ★★★★☆

November 14, 2017

This zings with freshness, primarily from the voice of Jay, a small-time dope dealer, laddish layabout - and the newest recruit to MI5 sent to infiltrate a terrorist plot that originates at his mosque. Rahman writes in an assured manner and deals with complex questions of identity, loyalties and...

Sid rated it ★★★★★

November 11, 2017

I thought East Of Hounslow was excellent. I half expected it to be yet another generic, slightly formulaic thriller, but it turned out to be gripping, witty and to make some very shrewd observations. The set-up is good: Javid ("Jay") Qasim is a small-time drug dealer living with his mum in West Lo...

Elaine rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2017

I was initially invited to read just the first chapter of this novel to see if I was interested in reading more - and I definitely was! I was hooked from the start and the story just kept on getting better! I’m amazed that this is a debut novel, so huge congratulations to the author - I can’t wai...

Kath rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

This is my 257th book read in 2017 and it has just flown into my top five of the year. I will now try and tell you why but I doubt I will be able to do the book the kind of justice it deserves. Javid (Jay) is a bit of a wide boy. Small-ish-time dealer, he still reserves Fridays for mosque, taking...

Elaine rated it ★★★★★

August 27, 2017

I would like to thank Netgalley and HQ for an advance copy of East of Hounslow, the first of a projected trilogy featuring low level drug dealer Javid Qasim. Javid or, as he much prefers, Jay is living a life of Riley. Mosque and observances on Friday otherwise he drinks, smokes, puffs and sees th...

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