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The Thief and the Dogs by Naguib Mahfouz
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Apr 08, 2009

really liked it
Read in April, 2009

Said Mahran completes four years of prison with only his thoughts of revenge remaining. He feels betrayed and blames others for his misdeeds. He thought of himself as a revolutionary yet was only a common thief. Now the three persons in his past who he believes betrayed him must pay. This is a story about a man who made bad choices and continues to do so. However, in this short and tense novel, he is given other choices, mainly by a Sufi and a woman who loves him, but cannot see them through his hatred. But the reader is quite sympathetic to him for how often are we blind to our own actions and forsake the very things that can redeem us. A beautiful but bleak tale that sees into our inner nature.

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