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Midaq Alley - Naguib Mahfouz
Midaq Alley
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385264761 (0385264763)
Publisher: Anchor
Pages no: 286
Edition language: English
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DubaiReader rated it
3.0 A soap opera set in 1940s Cairo.
This book made for an interesting book group discussion but I can't say I particularly enjoyed reading it. It seemed to lack flow and was more of a diary of events than a novel, in my opinion. It's a bit of a cast of thousands, nineteen according to Wikipedia, and they were confusing to grasp at fi...
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Books2Movies Blog rated it
3.5 Midaq Alley
Thanks to good translation by Trevor Le Gassick, I could really enjoy this extraordinary piece of Mahfouz's work. It was enchanting and quite surprising view into the domestic lives of modern Egyptians, although pretty dark one.The Egyptian culture differs from ours (I am European catholic), I've wi...
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Chris' Fish Place rated it
The characters live in this book. It reminds a little of Dickens and how Dickens, at least in the good books, can make the smallest character real.
Merle rated it
This book didn't do much for me. I don't think it's bad, it has its moments and I wasn't bored, but a book about a bunch of people living their everyday lives is likely to work for you only if the characters resonate. There wasn't much here that fit with my experience of living in the world--I don't...
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