this book is like a drama which tells the story of a family for about 3 generations. sometimes it gets too political about egypt's independence, but you can always skip those... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Cyanogen
I am reading the Cairo Trilogy on the recommendation of my niece. I am loving every word of it.
Mafouz's writings are an excellent way for a Westerner to get some understanding of Mid East, especially Egyptian, culture and politics. Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. Patterson Rogers
I like the Everyman version of books. The bindings are solid, the attached bookmark ribbon is useful and the print is easy to read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by jellobnaner
The characters were live like and I was completely immersed int he lives of these people. If you like historical novels, you cannot go wrong with this one. Read morePublished 20 months ago by joy
Not only is this a fabulous, fast moving novel full of colorful, in depth characters, but this is also a study of the Egyptian mindset. Read morePublished 20 months ago by gail halverson
Cairo Trilogy is a Muslim's family story of three generations from 1917 to 1944. It is an inside look at the confusion in a family lead by a well-to-do man who lived one life in... Read morePublished 22 months ago by GB
The pace of this book is so slow - I suppose there is richness there that I am simply unable to mine properly - and also, I had trouble finding any characters to admire. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Irving Washington