Bibliochat: ‘Leave The World Behind’ by Rumaan Alam


An astonishingly prescient, disconcerting book that has divided the #bookstagram community in a big way. We don’t share the virulent dislike others do (@kraysbookclub is your captain if this is your team ) nor do we think this is THE book of 2020. We had to read it after the furore caused and it definitely didn’t disappoint either of us.

@rumaanalam we beseech/ beg/ command you to provide us an extra chapter so we find some form of closure. It’s the least you owe us after bringing to life one of Sophie’s deepest fears.

Critical reviews in the press have been overwhelmingly rapturous and it definitely made us both laugh and contemplate life at many points.

Let us know if you loved or despised this book!