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Howard Curtis
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Book Haunt rated it 2 years ago
I have long been a fan of Yasmina Khadra, whose books usually give one a realistic look at Arab culture and family life, alongside the cultural oppression and fundamental extremism that has saturated their daily lives. This book takes us back a bit further than others I have read. The Angels Die...
DubaiReader rated it 2 years ago
Having previously read two of Yasmina Khadra's books, I knew this was not going to be cheerful reading, but as the author is attending our literary festival in March, I decided this was a good opportunity to read his latest book. It is set in Algeria between the two world wars, during a time of co...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: hardback, one-penny-wonder, italy, mystery-thriller, noir, published-2004, under-1000-ratings, autumn-2015, gambling, paper-read, translation, spain, spain-valencia, recreational-drugs Read from August 25 to September 24, 2015 *Description: Giorgio, a 22-year-old trainee lawyer, be...
Margitte's Reviews
Margitte's Reviews rated it 5 years ago
The Beginner, The Writer and The Master compete for a prestigious book award. To win the award they have to ensure enough votes for their books. All three desperately wants the accolades and will do anything required to gather enough support. Even if it meant that “If you’re not capable of creating ...
nbarman rated it 7 years ago
I thought this was a beautiful book - masterfully crafted, sparsely written, artistic. What Arsand has done with very few words in this book is remarkably poetic.
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