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I read widely and in most genres but romance and westerns. Here you'll find my reviews since 2007, with a few reviews of previously read books as well.


In 2012, I completed an "authors of the world" challenge, reading a book for every country (and a few other entities) by someone who'd lived there for at least two years. I expect to tag these books by challenge and country in the near future. I'm still refining my list by adding books that better meet my challenge criteria.

Woman at Point Zero - Nawal El Saadawi, Sherif Hetata A tightly constructed fictional study of PTSD, deceptively simply told within a clinical frame narrative given more credibility by the author's professional work. The protagonist committed a murder after betrayal after betrayal and a reductive cultural version of male-female relations. In this cultural regard, it is not very different from many stories, both actual and fictional, of the oppression many women experience in other African countries, regardless of religion or economics. A fine example of Nawal el Saadawi's themes and writing skill.