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The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist
by Paulo Coelho (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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I must say I was quite disappointed after all the recommendations. Yes I realize it's a fable, but it read like a New Age self-help book. And although its basic theme, pursue your dream, as it will haunt you if you don’t, is obvious, Coelho mustn’t t ...more
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Khan Al-Khalili by Naguib Mahfouz
Khan Al-Khalili
by Naguib Mahfouz
read in July, 2013
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Mahfouz paints a compelling portrait of the Khan Al-Khalili neighborhood of Cairo during World War II. The war, along with other circumstances, conspire to drag the protagonist into a more modern and irrevocably changed world.
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The Day the Leader Was Killed by Naguib Mahfouz
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The Lewis Man by Peter  May
The Lewis Man (Lewis Trilogy, #2)
by Peter May (Goodreads Author)
read in December, 2014
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As good as its superb predecessor “The Blackhouse”.
Peter May is a master of parallel narratives; in this case the present, and the past as conveyed to us through the drifting mind of someone with dementia. Despite a few surprises, the mystery isn’t
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The Journey of Little Gandhi by Elias Khoury
The Journey of Little Gandhi
by Elias Khoury
read in December, 2014
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A view of the life of average individuals during 1982 Lebanon War and Siege of Beirut. A multitude of characters present a kaleidoscopic, multi-layered tale where one story flows into another, almost like stream of consciousness, moving from one topi ...more
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“Twilight was reaching its climax, no doubt: the last fires of the sun, like a violent dermatitis, ruched and ravined the horizon, giving it blisters, edema, and creases — the yellows, oranges, turquoise, ocher, reddish purples, crimsons, and browns became more vivid as the star descended, becoming bruises, scales, scabs, clots, and even bleeding eviscerations, as though the sky were reproducing the painful sequence of it's birth, what psychoanalysts call repetition compulsion.”
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