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In the Country of Men - Hisham Matar
In the Country of Men
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3.53 75
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385340427 (0385340427)
Publisher: The Dial Press
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 In the Country of Men
I liked this overall--with a mild kept-reading-to-the-end liking, but I couldn't love it as I wanted to. The reason being I think just about the most unlikable child protagonist I've encountered in literature. The story is set in Qaddafi's Libya in 1979, and I did love how Matar rendered the setting...
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl
Judy Croome: Author on the Prowl rated it
...Sadly, I didn’t enjoy the novel as much as the beautiful, evocative writing deserved. IN THE COUNTRY OF MEN is a well-written, interesting novel and one that provides a disturbing picture of the old Libya. Reading the harsh realities of life under the tyrant Qaddafi, I'm no longer surprised that ...
Books etc.
Books etc. rated it
How good are you really? Can you hold on to your principle when others left you all alone? Are you there, in front of the mob facing the barricade, because of the mob? Will you stand there all alone?The answer can only be found when you're facing it and sometimes it's not the answer you thought it w...
Osho rated it
Libya. One of the better novels I've read recently. Matar gives us a narrative from a boy's point of view. Suleiman's story of his family life Libya under Qaddafi is not a war narrative, but partakes of many of that genre's elements, much like Ondjaki's Good Morning Comrades. Matar's parallels, whil...
My Reading Life
My Reading Life rated it
4.0 In the Country of Men
I finished this book in one day and that rarely, rarely happens. I cannot say I enjoyed the book--at least not in the sense that it was a pleasurable read. The story is sad, frustrating, complex, and I absolutely could not put the book down. Hisham Matar writes poetically about very difficult tim...
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