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Ummm ... because the folks who wrote them didn't bother to check and just figured that since Bowles lived in Morocco, any and all references he's making to some place in North Africa *surely* must be referring to Morocco, too?
BrokenTune 1 year ago
I don't know. It caught my attention because of the Camus reference, and then early on in the book one of the MCs comes up with:

""She paid him no attention. "The people of each country get more like the people of every other country. They have no character, no beauty, no ideals, no culture - nothing, nothing."
Her husband reached over and patted her hand. "You're right. You're right," he said smiling. "Everything's getting grey, and it'll be greyer. But some places'll withstand the malady longer than you think. You'll see, in the Sahara here..."

I have mentioned that the characters are pathetic and that this would work better as a satire, haven't I?
Oh, good grief. Yes!
Familiar Diversions 1 year ago
That first bit made me think of people "escaping" the pandemic by going from the big cities to vacation homes in small towns. Yes, let's all go someplace with fewer doctors and smaller (or no) medical facilities. People in real life are pretty stupid too.
BrokenTune 1 year ago
Ok, I may have laughed when they get to the new town and are turned away because it was closed because of an ongoing epidemic. :)

But, yes, people in real life are pretty stupid, too.