Saturday, May 10, 2014

Book Review: The Twenty-Second Day (اليوم الثانى والعشرون) by Mohamed Alaa-El Din

A compelling novel. Mainly a character study of a young Egyptian man at a loss for identity and lacking sexual maturity. It is also a novel about losing yourself in the labyrinth that is modern Egypt. Author Mohamed Alaa-El Din’s (The Idol) style is hypnotic and assured, and his deconstruction of the linear narrative is bold and effective. Recommended.

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