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Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson
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really liked it
bookshelves: general-fiction, ebook

A very fast paced book. The plot feels a bit on rails, and the computer stuff was a little... hand-wavy... but the juxtaposition of Alif's modernity with Dina's traditionalism, and the interplay between the old and new in the modern Gulf "City" was really refreshing. There is a nuanced cultural commentary in here, and I wish I had a better understanding of Islamic culture because I felt that some of Alif's character arc was over my head. I would totally read an annotated version of this.
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Reading Progress

July 13, 2014 – Shelved
March 31, 2016 – Started Reading
April 1, 2016 –
15.0%
April 3, 2016 –
38.0%
April 5, 2016 –
43.0%
April 6, 2016 –
60.0%
April 9, 2016 –
63.0%
April 11, 2016 –
70.0%
April 13, 2016 –
74.0%
April 14, 2016 –
88.0%
April 16, 2016 – Finished Reading

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