Alif the Unseen
Publish date: June 19th 2012
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Picked this up because of a book club selection (and I'm a fan of Wilson's work on Ms. Marvel). I think I like her comics work better, but I thoroughly enjoyed the merging/analogous relationship between magic and technology!
My relationship with this book is problematic. On one hand, I love it for what it is. Finally, we have something that draws on Eastern and Islamic tradition. It’s great and wonderful. We need books like this.On the other hand, it is so predictable and some parts of the book just don’t work for me.So...
This story combines ancient mythology and the somewhat mystical world of the internet, and births a metaphysical work that is simultaneously tangibly graspable, and at the same time, vaguely mirage-like. In reading it, I found myself on the one hand, drawn into the plot, while simultaneously, marve...
I'm not really sure I can adequately wrap up how I feel about this book. That's in part to it just having been weeks since I finished it. I thought the time might help me get some clarity, but if anything it muddied the waters a bit. Alif the Unseen is about a hacktivist who finds himself unexpect...
DNF: Despite adoring the writer, I had serious issues enjoying this narrator. He was an immature jerk that I couldn't possibly root for... that does not a good novel make. :(
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