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Osama - Lavie Tidhar
Osama
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781848631939 (1848631936)
Publisher: PS Publishing
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
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Reading Adler's List
Reading Adler's List rated it
4.0
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
4.0 Osama
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
4.0
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
4.0 Osama [hc]
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
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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