Lush and gripping: A Fierce and Subtle Poison

Maddeningly beautiful, I loved the lushness and richness of A Fierce and Subtle Poison. Beautifully written, as wild as the islands, and as mystical as a witch.

3 Arab (English-translated) Halloween Reads

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright  The book features a living corpse, stitched together of different blown-up body parts and made into a what’s-its-name that claims to be on a “grand mission in order to punish, with the help of God and Heaven, all criminals and eventually do justice on Earth.” From the rubble-strewn streets … Continue reading 3 Arab (English-translated) Halloween Reads