Where have all the posters gone? Although I am glad that this board is not so busy that I wind up spending so much time reading it that I have problems finding time to read, the few posts lately have taken the joy out of the board.
I hope everyone is well and will soon start adding comments on the book.
I finished The Camel Bookmobile and did not like the ending. I especially wondered what happened to Scar Boy. I also am uncomfortable with the brief affair between Fi and Matani. Although it is true that his wife was already having an affair (unsure whether it was "consumated"), but I think Fi's entry into the scene was not helpful to the couple as they try to figure out how to handle Jwahir's love of Abayomi. Part of my unhappiness with Fi's behavior is just general discomfort with adultery, but it is also with the fact that they are such a diverse culture and it is unlikely that they will be able to pursue their relationship. I asked myself if my discomfort is because of prejudice and I don't think it is. I think that Fi's behavior is not how one should behave when a guest in another country.