Friday, April 25, 2014

Book Review: The Exiles of God by Ashraf El Khamaisy (منافى الرب)

A daring, unique piece of work, filled to the brim with thought-provoking, bound-to-prove-controversial ideas (like obsession with death, fear of life, the enigma of faith, and sensuality as a conduit to spirituality). The prose is smooth, romantic, and hypnotic.

Even if the book is a tad too long, and the non-linear plotting a bit on the disorienting side, this is still a brilliant book, worth discovering. Long-listed for the "Arabic Booker Prize".

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