Many of the characters were rather flat and/or strangely malleable as the plot demanded.
Since in this setting Germany dominates Europe, wouldn't there be a lot more German designer brand names instead of Japanese and Italian?
Jon Courtenay Grimwood is not well known in the USA, I was recommended this book by a fan from Australia.
The Arabesque trilogy is a cyberpunk detective novel that takes place in an alternate timeline in which the Ottoman Empire held together indefinitely. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jay
The cover was what entranced me and I was soon lost in a later 20th century revived Ottoman Empire with a fascinating hero/anti-hero Raf. Human, shell-shocked?, robot?, superman? Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lockett F. Ballard
If you think that murder mysteries need vicars or tortuous plots, where the last chapter reveals all then put the kettle and I'll finish before you come back. Read morePublished on July 13, 2008 by John
Jon Courtenay Grimwood is not well known in the USA, I was recommended this book by a fan from Australia. Read morePublished on April 6, 2008 by Sean Riley
This is a murder mystery set in Alexandria, Egypt in a slightly futuristic but nearly contemporary time. Read morePublished on January 5, 2008 by Book Reviewer 2009
As a big fan of 'alternate reality' fiction and sci-fi, I figured that 'Pashazade' would be a perfect fit for me.
Unfortunately, I'm alsa a fan of 'good' fiction. Read more
An ex-low level triad involved gangster ends up back in his native Arabic city, that is pro free trade and a little more cosmopolitan than your usual Islamic joint, not that that... Read morePublished on September 3, 2007 by Blue Tyson
Pashazade is a novel with a unique premise that fails to fulfill its potential. It is a cyberpunk mystery set in an alternate future wherein the Ottoman Empire was not destroyed as... Read morePublished on March 27, 2006 by Rich Gubitosi