Yeh had read the book long ago on someone's suggestion.The book was nominated for several awards it seems.
But no.I did not like it.
Firstly it gives a wrong impression about an 'ideal' Muslim.For example-The protagonist drinks alcohol and commits zina without any guilt.(but then may be it was really about many such Muslims out there..)
Then comes the 9/11 part and the story sort of becomes more political.(Although I don't remember the details exactly,I can recollect the gist)
The book kind of made me brood over several issues that are rampant in the society especially as non American,who witnessed many people visit the west for greener pastures.
But that is another discussion altogether...