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Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
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May 29, 11

bookshelves: historic, peace-in-the-middle-east, nobel-prize-winners
Read from April 20 to May 28, 2011

Originally I couldn't get past page 56. I put this book aside for almost a month. At some point I became determined to see it through and got past the first 100 pages when something unbelievable happened...I became so wrapped up in the story and it's characters, that I couldn't put the book down. The story/ies are told in great detail and the characters and culture was so hard to relate to, but in the end I found myself relating to them on some level. The book even had me in tears in many parts. Definitely amazing writing and storytelling. I have to read the next one. I have to know what the future holds for the family.
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Reading Progress

04/20/2011 page 5
1.0%
05/11/2011 page 65
13.0% "I haven't read at all in about 2-3 weeks! Better get back to it!"
05/24/2011 page 156
30.0% "Finally this thing is picking up!"
05/25/2011 page 301
59.0% "Now I can't even put this thing down. Imagine that!"
05/27/2011 page 411
80.0% "Wow, putting book 2 on my "to read" list."
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