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Rawi Hage
Birth date: January 01, 1964
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Books, Books and More Books rated it 6 months ago
BEIRUT HELLFIRE SOCIETY by Rawi Hage This tale presents the raw outrage, fear, misery, and indelible sadness of a country at war. The writing is excellent. Unfortunately, it is so filled with sex and depravity that I can not recommend this book. After having to force myself to read past the first fe...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
I remembered, as I started, that I have actually encountered Rawi Hage before (I read De Niro's Game some years ago, though I don't seem to have recorded it here). Both then and now, I ran into a problem, probably at least as much mine as the author's. I simply find myself completely out of sympathy...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it 6 years ago
It took me a while to get into this, and I wouldn't ever call it a fast read, but in the end I really appreciated this book. The unapproachability of the hero and his blatantly unreliable narration initially put me off him, but I suspect that was the author's point. I kept at the book and found myse...
LitReactor
LitReactor rated it 6 years ago
Title: Carnival Who wrote it? IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, McAuslan First Book Prize, and two time Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction winner Rawi Hage, author of De Niro's Game and Cockroach. Plot in a box: A son of the circus drives a taxi around an unnamed metropolis. Invent a new title for th...
pseudolibrary
pseudolibrary rated it 6 years ago
I've been reading books lately that run toward metaphor's or allusion's finish line, using a relay of plot points like cardboard cut-outs and characters that one can't completely sink into.That said, I love the way Hage writes. I love Fly's observation of the Spiders. I love the way he organizes his...
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