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Secrets of the Sands (Children of the Desert, #1)
Couldn't finish it. The story and the characters wore out their thin welcome by having having shorthand personalities moving through a boring and seem...more
Oct 17, 2011
Sep 14, 2011
Desert Passions: Orientalism and Romance Novels
This is really good, I guess, if you happen to be extremely interested in its very particular subject matter. Which I am (I wish I knew why.) I apprec...more
Mar 22, 2014
Mar 07, 2014
Throne of the Crescent Moon (The Crescent Moon Kingdoms, #1)
Not bad but a bit too much on the Sword & Sorcery, pulpy side for my tastes. The setting, which was something of the selling point, doesn't really...more
Mar 10, 2012
Mar 04, 2012
God's War (Bel Dame Apocrypha, #1)
When men go of to war, women are supposed weep and worry. Not here. A book not about the war, but about those left behind, those who come back, people...more
Jul 30, 2011
Jul 27, 2011
The Sahara: A Cultural History
Meh, with a side helping of unsatisfactory and boring. I have no idea what this is even meant to be. It's not a history book, it isn't travel writing,...more
Jun 2014
May 21, 2014
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
I'll spare y'all the seemingly obligatory, world weary, gently sorrowful musings as to how the Middle East ended in its current predicaments - oh, the...more
Apr 15, 2014
Aug 07, 2013
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