The writing was good without being excellent; the pace was good; the characters interesting enough.
Tidhar blends the real and the unreal together in such a way that truth and fiction blur into a marvelous new synthesis that tells us something about both.
Unfortunately, the titular character is too much of a MacGuffin, and almost detracts from an otherwise interesting read.
I have a strange feeling after having read Osama....a kind of helplessness and a shrug against the stupidity of the violent world we live in. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Andreea Pausan
Even though I guessed at the ending (broadly speaking) by about page 10 I kept on turning them thar pages. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nibiru
Joe, a private detective, lives somewhere in the back of Asia, smokes a lot and drinks whiskey. When once he returns from the bar to his office, he is suddenly visited by a woman... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ray Garraty
This book won the World Fantasy Award a couple of years ago. That's how I discovered it. I find the Kindle page and there's seven reviews? Huh. Okay. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Rachel Shapiro
This book is not the kind of thing I usually enjoy. It owes too much to Chandler and Hammett for me to be entirely comfortable with its style and sensibility. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Marcy L. Thompson
Osama is a film-noir/post 9-11 anxiety/fantasy mashup. With a dash of X-files. If you like reading detective novels while hearing James Cagney doing the dialogues in your head,... Read morePublished on February 5, 2013 by Itamar Netzer