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Hamada Kaido

"carrotchutney"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (31 of 36)
Location: Kuwait
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,197,789 - Total Helpful Votes: 31 of 36
On Identity by Amin Maalouf
On Identity by Amin Maalouf
5.0 out of 5 stars short and poignant..., 24 Dec 2003
very well written prose that probes the meaning of who the individual - and by extension the group - is..... well worth the read..
The Rock Of Tanios by Amin Maalouf
The Rock Of Tanios by Amin Maalouf
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, 25 Nov 2000
I just finished reading this book and, as expected with Maalouf, I was enchanted. It reads like a fairy tale only much closer to reality (at least for myself). All vices from hate to lust are represented with such vivid imagery, The kind of book that makes you reflect after every page.
Samarkand by Amin Maalouf
Samarkand by Amin Maalouf
21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
I had high expectations when I started reading this since I had already read Leo Africanus and The Crusades Through Arab Eyes and loved them. The book is a great introduction to Omar Khayyam and his quatrains although it is a historical "novel". It gives you quite an education on a number of ancient historical figures and major events. Examples are the Mongol Empire and the sect of the Assassins. I was particularly interested in the Assassins where the modern use of the word comes from and a major part of the story deals with them. I would recommend it to anyone who relishes history and a good read.

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