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One Hundred and One Nights by Benjamin Buchholz
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Aug 07, 2012

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bookshelves: modern-literature
Read from August 05 to 06, 2012

At the beginning, I was very excited about this book. Buchholz's experiences make his narrative so well-informed and life-like. I like that he wove parts of Abu Shaheeh's past into the narrative in a way that seemed fresh rather than formulaic, and the allusions to a deeper past are well-placed. In the last third of the book, the narrator's dreams get in the way of advancing the narrative and confused me about the progression of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel for the perspective it provides on the history between Iraq and Kuwait and the current situation in Iraq, but I thought the story became bogged down toward the end.

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