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Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
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To me, this book was very heavy going at first, and I almost gave up on it. The only reason I continued reading is because it has gotten such acclaim in certain circles. However, once I got past about the first third of the book, it was enjoyable and the last third was very good. I wish, however, that my enjoyment level had been more or less the same throughout. Without creating a spoiler, I do want to say that even in the context of the culture and its times, it was amazing to me that Amina and her family tolerated -- and even encouraged, to a certain extent -- Al-Sayyid Ahmad's hypocritical and reprehensible behavior with his family.

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07/02/2009 page 2
07/22/2009 page 200
39.92% "finding this book kind of heavy going, but it's good in spots so continuing on ..."
07/22/2009 page 200
39.92% "and finding it to be heavy going in spots, but I'm continuing on."
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