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The Seventh Heaven by Naguib Mahfouz
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Apr 06, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: arabic, favorites, hard-copy, fiction
Read on April 06, 2012

This novel captures you even when you're on your guard I was taken in by the first page. And it became one of my favorites in the 11th.
Not only this novel is full of wisdom. It's witty and makes you think (in a good way!) I have often stopped to contemplate the lines, the words and thoughts behind this masterpiece. And every time I reach va conclusion I realized that I had nothing after all.
I found it very amusing. You laugh and think while flipping this hungrily to know what comes next. It was a fun ride
The novel mixed zen teachings, Arabic heritage and melodrama. The events are so amusing. The plot was carefully written as not to make it look complicated. I could see this in a movie production... I wonder if it is.

The only reason I gave it 4 stars is because some of the other stories were a bit dull or mystifying.
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