Great character development and descriptions in the writing of this novel. This is a good book f you're looking for some insight into Egyptian social and cultural mores. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Cheryl Larson
I didn't find it "controversional" or "compelling" or "captivating". It wasn't boring, but it wasn't particularly interesting either. Read morePublished 1 month ago by jyw
I was bought this as a gift by a colleague as my job involves a lot of work with Egypt.
I found it a fascinating insight into Egyptian society. Read more
This was an impeccably well-written book, yet one of the most depressing I've read for quite some time.Published 1 month ago by Andy O'Hara
Historical novels are my favorite genre, but this book didn't do it for me. I had never read a book set in Egypt, present time. I was not impressed. This was a forgettable book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by sangha sister
Interesting book. I enjoyed all the different character storylines and how they were all connected by a shared place in the Yacoubian building. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nicole
Fascinating description of the society, characters and their development. And not the least it gives a fine impression the konservative 'reformed' political nepotistic structure... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Simon Sonnichsen