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Bart Scholliers Scholliers từ Dawlish, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0LW, Vương Quốc Anh từ Dawlish, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0LW, Vương Quốc Anh

Người đọc Bart Scholliers Scholliers từ Dawlish, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0LW, Vương Quốc Anh

Bart Scholliers Scholliers từ Dawlish, Dawlish, Devon EX7 0LW, Vương Quốc Anh

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Trước "Monk", trước "The Mentalist" có Sherlock Holmes. Vượt thời gian.

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Darn books you read in 2 days. This was a wild ride from start to finish. Unlike "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", there was no long preamble to introduce the characters. It was assumed you knew who these people were and you jumped right in to the action. Now I just have to try not to start the next book in the next 10 minutes.

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History and political analysis just the way I like it - coated with compelling fiction. The romanticism and lushness of the prose threw me at first, but suited the story well and won me over. This book uses connected love stories to examine Egyptian nationalism in the face of British colonialism in the early 1900s. This opens out into suches themes as broader colonialism, the Arabic language, and early Zionism. While not perfect (sometimes hard to sustain the breathlessness and the ending didn't quite do it for me), I found this novel lovely, gripping, and filled with enormously charming characters. I am now dying to spend time in Cairo. And to solve all the problems of our postcolonial world. That too.