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الفيل الأزرق

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  61,178 ratings  ·  6,137 reviews
بعد خمس سنوات من العُزلة الاختيارية يستأنف د. يحيى عمله في مستشفى العباسية للصحّة النفسية، حيث يجد في انتظاره مفاجأة..

في "8 غرب"، القسم الذي يقرّر مَصير مُرتكبي الجرائم، يُقابل صديقاً قديماً يحمل إليه ماضياً جاهد طويلاً لينساه، ويصبح مَصيره فجأة بين يدي يحيى..

تعصِف المفاجآت بيحيى وتنقلب حياته رأسًا على عقب، ليصبح ما بدأ كمحاولة لاكتشاف حقيقة صديقه، رحلة مثيرة لاكتشاف نفسه.
Paperback, الطبعة الاولى, 385 pages
Published September 28th 2012 by دار الشروق (first published 2012)
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Shams M
May 05, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Very over rated! A book with no real value, just a commercial, creepy and meaningless book. I dont understand why r they turning it to a movie! 2 yrs and this book will be forgotten..
Kamal Elhoseny
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I just finished it and by just I mean a few minutes . I don't really know if it can be classified as a horror novel but it certainly gave me a hell of a shiver . The way it ends differs from the author's previous two novels and it's a reason why I may consider it the best . Again I am giving it the highest rating - 5 out of 5 - as I really spent splendid time reading it . Just one more thing , I liked the way how the author uses the songs - that I can also call anthems - . Those inspired to Yehi ...more
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Noha by: Mai A.hameed
Stunning, every detail has been written in a high professionalism , feel like i am reading a thriller hollywoodian movie took the academy award 5 times in a row. it's a masterpiece , never bored , i lived the details of each character . really Ahmed Mourad amaze me in every novel he writes , recent novels are even better the previous , It blows me away.. all the mental and psychological events are based on studies. I felt it's like "Shutter Island " movie at some points ,, I got twisted as usual ...more
Sarah (SoU) Yehia
Oct 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I was so glad that Mourad got out of the Rich and Powerful scum of the earth and the not so powerful taking vengeance Plot.. I was kind of scared that he would be stuck. I am glad he was not..
Back to this book..
I finished this book in one day.. Something about the plot attracted me and kept on forcing me to read. I have always been able to see through complicated and far fetched plots but even my insight was wrong. It touched me on a very deep level. How far will people go to have what they want
Mahmoud Ismail
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Perfect! perfect! Although quite non-traditional for Ahmed Mourad to explore this genre of writing but, as expected, he excelled at it. The novel starts as if it is following the traditional crime
lines followed in Vertigo and "Torab El Mas" but takes a completely different and more exciting twist while progressing.
What I didn't like is the excessive use of drinking, drugs and sex (although quite essential for the plot and is really used very cleverly).
In short, really immersing novel, REALLY s
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
i think its a very good one and attractive as well..u cant drop the book b4 u finish it,,
but too much info about alcohols, drugs that meant nothing actually what type of alcohol will he drink!!! what a show off..
the dreams and how its wrote like a scene u can imagine infront of ur eyes was really genius..
how the conflict happened of who is exactly sick and who is not i found it very clever and attracting more to continue reading..
ahmed morad made a novel that takes him to a different level of a
Mostafa Elshaier
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Ahmed Mourad delivers a solid story telling with a spectacular and satisfying ending. The book in my opinion had almost everything. Starting from the characters developing, following by addressing our society's problems and ending by entering the amazing world of sorcery and magic. I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.

Main (and probably only downside) of this book is that Mourad's Metaphors are sometimes exhausting to imagine and a bit cheesy, but I'd happily discard that if he delivers such a neat nove
Dina Mahmoud
Dec 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
It's amazing how he got me deep into psycho-analysis...Somehow Scary!I already imagened a black starving dog walks behind me every night O_O ...more
Yara Hatem
Mar 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arabic-reads

I like Ahmed Mourad he is the one of the few Arabic authors whom i read for. As usual his style in writing remained unchanged,it was full of his usual humor and the ugly truth. It was a very easy read I finished it in a day and a half, even though to be honest I did skip few useless paragraphs.

Now to the story it's self.
It's very gripping.. it makes you not wanting to put down the book until you know what the hell is going on!

I think that he wanted to turn an old
Sarah Embaby
Apr 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: gave-up-on
Well, I'd give him 1 star, but his suspense and plot deserved 2 stars.....

My First reading to him; I've to admit not so fan of Contemporary Egyptian Writers....... But he took a new angle of it.
He's majorly weak within the psychological part, he should of made that angle further than him, but he took it in the psychiatric and patient relationship dilemma.

but actually he made something, he made the reader think that this is some sort of battle of psychological issue
The focus of basic instincts o
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
before reviewing this novel,,this is NOT a YA, its content as writing , twist and language wont be suitable for 20 and younger.

having that reviewing the novel

This novel will easily take your brain put it in a washing-machine, and Ta-daaaaa your mind will be out as white as a rainbow.

the writing is very colorful, vivid , imaginative, and descriptive.
the plot is a page turner, and although it might be little predicative, still you will be faced with a a worthy good twist.

as for the main
Dina Hady
Oct 09, 2012 rated it it was ok
the blue elephant is a definite page turner yet much less enjoyable!
as i read in previous reviews , almost everyone agrees that it's a true thriller and a page turner, also with good background information which gives the author high marks on professional excellence, yet as for the enjoyable part: it was in the beginning, before it turns out unnecessarily into a different plot altogether! am not judging the novel morally coz if i did it would have sunk lower, but point is it didn't have to cont
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Although "Diamond Dust" remains my favourite Ahmed Mourad piece, this book, like all his other books, is outstanding! The language, like always, is capturing, and the plot is excellently written! In this book, Mourad takes us to the Al-Abbaseyya mental hospital in Cairo where Dr Yahia goes back to pursue his work after staying at home willingly for 5 years. He happens to meet an old friend, Sherif, who comes as a murderer accused of murdering his wife and suspected of being mentally sick, and it ...more
Mohamed Adel
Sep 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
First second I finished the novel :

That is one weird novel. and probably not the good type of weird.

10 seconds later:

It's not that bad after all..

an hour later..going into all the details. drawing the full picture:

It's Really good. its quite something.

I took it in one day. one shot. I missed stories that grasp your attention that strong.

It's very different. obvious maturity in his writing style. and a complete difference in the approach. Makes sense that it'll get a lot of hate since it's not wh
Oct 24, 2012 rated it it was ok
This book started out brilliantly, I raced through 200 pages of a murder mystery starring a psychiatrist, book had the makings of a really psychiatric thriller with just the right dose of confusion, medical jargon and character insight. Yet the awesomeness came to a screeching halt after what was probably one of the best twists I have read in years (making it even more disappointing). The author decides to abandon the plausible and sensational line he had going in favour of some black magic, gen ...more
Doaa Samir
Dec 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
LOVEDDD ITTTTT. thats the BEST arabic novel i ve ever read in my whole life (loved it even more than "rob3 gram"). its such a page-turner, i cudnt put it down. wherever i go i had it along with me. it was sooo exciting, he described his dreams in a sooo messed-up way that finally made perfect sense.
its my 1st novel for Ahmed Morad, and it wont be my last isA. keep it up, u r sooo on the right track.
Yousra Hesham
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This one was totally different and even more catchy, a new writing style, not in Ahmed Mourad's way i mean new style in the story and somehow in the way he keeps the readers interested .. less disgusting scenes is what i really needed from him after "تراب الماس".

The "DMT" world as i call it was just boring at some parts but not so boring to stop me from keep reading the story.

anyway it was really good and i wasn't disappointed and i can't wait for his 4th novel.
Jul 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ahmed Mourad puts so much detail and thought in his characters which makes them so real. And that’s one of the things i like about his writing.
However, this novel was a bit confusing for me, especially the long dreams and the ending when the hero wakes up with a tattoo in his arms..
But, When i saw the movie, it cleared most of the vague events in the book. Nevertheless, the book was way better than the movie when describing the emotions of the characters.
Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gripping! A thrilling plot. I really liked it. It had the power to pin me to a chair and get me to follow through in four days despite everything else that's happening in my life. It's well written and shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Though I doubt it will win given its contenders, it deserves a lot of recognition for having reached the shortlist. ...more
Nov 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Totally amazing i finished it at 1 and half day. But still 3 stars bc i wanted or excepted a logic ending, like a disease or something. But still very nice :)
Donia Mohamed
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
It was good , but it contians some unnecessary words to be mentioned. the end of the story was wired alittle bit
Nada Treka
May 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
the best novel ever!!
May Taher
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Very expressive and real
Apr 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arabic-books
2.5 stars! will write a review soon!
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
amazing!! the movie fucked it up Im sorry
Lana Helmy
That was good, thriller and well written.. This author has my guarantee stamp. He -as usual- nailed the plot and kept me at the edge of my chair for most of the book.

Well after I figured this novel was not original I take back almost all my words....
Emad Heweedy
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story consumed me, I like it and hate it , I felt it, it is amazing, this is the first for me for the guy , I don't think it will be the last. I would like to give the book as a present to some one, but I need to choose carefully ...more
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
its court Is fantastic but there are sexy words and gestures and there is too much describrion about sexual relation although there is no need to it ,,,,, there are a lot of rude words ,,,, its style is very bad and it is against my expectations ..............
A nice novel in general, I liked it although I didn't like the ending much and wasn't convinced of it

Still worth reading and would recommend it as a good read, Ahmed mourad is a talented writer who can write about thrill, crime and now medical and mystery as well :)
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أحمد مراد..
كاتب مصري من مواليد القاهرة 1978، تخرّج في مدرسة ليسيه الحرّية بباب اللوق عام 2006 قبل أن يلتحق بالمعهد العالي للسينما ليدرس التصوير السينمائي، وتخرّج عام 2001 بترتيب الأول على القسم، ونالت أفلام تخرّجه "الهائمون - الثلاث ورقات - وفي اليوم السابع" جوائز للأفلام القصيرة في مهرجانات بإنجلترا وفرنسا وأوكرانيا..
بدأ أحمد كتابة روايته الأولي "فيرتيجو" في شتاء عام 2007، ونُشِرت في نفس العام

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