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Palace of Desire by Naguib Mahfouz
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really liked it
bookshelves: africa, nobel

It pales out when compared to the first volume of the trilogy. The narrator spends far lesser time with the female characters. And the three male characters are all obsessed with desire (love or list as the case may be). There are some beautiful lines all around though the only point of interest is Kamal's troubles as he discovers Darwin's evolution theory and struggles to find a place for his religious beliefs. Kamal is author's alter ego and Mahfouz did go through a similar crisis (which gave birth to 'Children of Alley') upon discovery that Darwin's discoveries didn't agree with Islamic theory about how the world was created.
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May 24, 2018 – Shelved
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June 21, 2018 – Finished Reading

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