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by Lavie Tidhar
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Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it 7 years ago
About halfway through Osama, I realized I had a mistake. Tidhar had me thinking this was just some alt-world, modern noir detective story. But he’s aiming for something more. I had not paid enough close attention to the details. I had been too wrapped up in his wonderfully worded short chapters ...
suzemo
suzemo rated it 7 years ago
I am having the hardest time processing this book.Basic plot?Joe is a detective. He's living and working in Laos when a mysterious woman comes to him and asks him to find an author. Someone who is writing about a fictional vigilante named Osama bin Laden. Chances are, if you've gotten to my review, ...
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it 8 years ago
This one starts off simply enough as a noir detective story with a private investigator hired to find the creator of the fictional character, Osama Bin Laden. However, those looking for a quick, mystery plot will be disappointed as the story quickly becomes a surreal journey as the main character s...
Sam's Booklikes
Sam's Booklikes rated it 8 years ago
I did like Lavie Tidhar's "Osama" a lot, though in terms of ideas it is the final quarter of the novel which brings out the novel's driving conceit after a more average private detective for hire on a case novel which comes prior, though with some really good bits of screentime guest stars sneaking ...
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 8 years ago
Modernity, or post-modernity, or the difference, or whatever that thing we're in now is. Very precisely, very elegantly, theres an evocation of a stylized, graceful past, though the setting is nominally the present. A world of phone booths and opium dens, fedoras, travel agents, zippo lighters, Pari...
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