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Beer in the Snooker Club by Waguih Ghali
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Aug 09, 11

really liked it
Read in August, 2011

This compelling novel gives a picture of 1950's Cairo that gives a background for understanding the current situation in Egypt. That is only one reason to read it though. Highly readable because of the dialogue and great characters who seem to be a combination of idle rich kids and the lost generation. Those who are educated in England are rudderless when back in Egypt. Ghali's writing has been compared to Camus, Salinger and Walker Percy. It is clearly a book that stands on its own. (Hard to find, but worth it.)
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