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Matar is a superb writer. However, I found it extremely upsetting. If this is in any way autobiographical, I cannot imagine what the Libyans went through under the terrorist... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Ken Stofft
Beautifully written revealing the intrigue and horrors that took place in Libya under Gaddafi through the eyes of a nine year old boy. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara
Themes and issues are abundant. The writers use of metaphor and symbolism is outstanding.Published 2 months ago by Frustrated
This indeed was the state of Libya then. It is worse now, unfortunately.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Tense and gripping narrative by a Libyan man as he recalls his nine-year old self in Tripoli, 1979, "that last summer before I was sent away. Read morePublished 3 months ago by sally tarbox
Remarkable perspective of a nine year old child makes this novel haunting. The characters are well drawn. The plot is crafted from very current events which makes it compelling. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Sally South
It was cool but I was forced to read it for a class I had. The kid is a little messed up in the head.Published 13 months ago by cool