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The Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
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Jun 08, 10

bookshelves: 52-in-2010
Read from June 07 to 08, 2010

Equal parts Poe and Dostoevsky, this was a wonderful gothic horror story that explores the human psyche as it approaches death. Or, a man's descent into madness and murder. Or, the opium-induced hallucinations of a sick man. Or, all three combined. Honestly I'm not sure, but the vagueness adds to the nightmarish and creepy quality of the novel.

This also has the distinction of being the first Iranian novel I've ever read.

I'm not feeling very wordy today (plus it's a short book), so I'll end my notes here by saying that I highly recommend this one, especially to fans of Poe.

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