The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir



The Extraordinary Journey Of The Fakir


“The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir” by Romain Puértolas is a whimsical and humorous novel about a cunning Indian fakir named Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod. His journey starts with a mission to buy a bed of nails from an IKEA store in Paris, but it soon spirals into an unpredictable adventure across Europe.

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  • Plot Summary:
    • Follows the escapades of Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod, an Indian fakir, on a journey to buy a bed of nails from IKEA in Paris.
    • The fakir’s plans go awry, leading him on an unpredictable adventure across Europe.
    • His journey includes encounters with illegal immigrants, romance, and unexpected friendships.
  • Themes:
    • Comedy and whimsy intertwined with deeper themes of identity and belonging.
    • Exploration of cultural misunderstandings and global perspectives.
    • Reflections on the power of storytelling and imagination.
  • Narrative Style:
    • Lighthearted and humorous storytelling with a touch of magical realism.
    • Multicultural narrative that blends Indian traditions with European settings.
  • Character Development:
    • Ajatashatru Oghash Rathod evolves from a cunning trickster to a character on a transformative personal journey.
    • Supporting characters add depth and humor to the narrative, each contributing to the fakir’s adventure in unique ways.
  • Overall Impact:
    • Offers a refreshing and entertaining perspective on cross-cultural encounters and the universal quest for meaning and connection.
    • Combines laughter with heartfelt moments, making it a delightful read for fans of quirky fiction and travel adventures.

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Weight 220 g

Romain Puertolas





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