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The Book of Saladin,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Book of Saladin: A Novel (Islam Quintet 2) (Paperback)
Please make no mistake this is a work of ‘FICTION’. The title is very disingenuous (to be polite); the book is mostly based around the fictional characters thought up by Tariq Ali. I was very disappointed as one is never certain where the fiction ends and reality begins.
Tariq Ali has tried to mix fiction with reality and has got it very wrong; his portrayal of Saladin as a sexually charged individual is scandalous.
I think Tariq Ali has done the greatest disservice to one of Islam’s greatest sultan and military leader.