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Something to Answer For by P.H. Newby
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Mar 07, 09

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bookshelves: read09, booker-winners-and-listed, location-egypt
Read in March, 2009

Townrow might be the most unreliable narrator I have come across - it is impossible to distinguish what is actually happening and what is fantasy in his head. I do think he might actually be in Egypt, but whether or not people are dead or alive, whether the British are attacking the Suez canal or not, and whether he is good or bad is a complete mystery. This is the first recipient of the Booker prize, and to be honest that is a bit of a mystery to me as well.

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