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KathyWheeler
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I love Clark‘s steampunk/magical Cairo with its djinns and its detectives who investigate supernatural occurrences. This one was a quick and fun read.

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Mogoeg
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A quick and delightful read. All the stuff I love about steampunk with an amazing alternative history Cairo at the center.

I wish they would option a tv series based on this novella and the first one.

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MalaysianBiblioholic
Children of the Alley | Naguib Mahfouz
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One bane of finishing a good book is the fear that the next one won‘t be as good 🤞

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Schwifty
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This was a quite enjoyable short novel about the personalities and dramas between the residents of a back alley in the slums of Cairo. There's an exotic flavor to it (of course) and while I didn't read it in the original Arabic, the Le Gassick translation upholds a poetic prose that I imagine is more pronounced in the original. The story is compelling, but ends in much tragedy. All in all, it's a good read, just not an uplifting one.

BarbaraBB I really enjoyed this one too. 4w
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
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#chillingphotochallenge #orange

One of my favorite reads from September!

#TeamSlaughter #Scarathlon @Clwojick 1 point (23 total)

KathyWheeler I loved A Dead Djinn in Cairo but didn‘t know about this one. Thanks! 1mo
chaoticgoodhufflepuff @KathyWheeler I hope you like it! 1mo
KathyWheeler @chaoticgoodhufflepuff I‘m sure I will. 1mo
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JaneyWaneyB
The City of Brass | S. A. Chakraborty
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That's more like it! This book is much more up my street, there is far off lands, folklore, magic and a strong female lead. The City Of Brass has got me hooked so I'm snuggled under a blanket hiding from the rain and an impending Monday morning with my nose stuck in a book 🤓📚📖😁

#Reading #ReadersLiveAThousandLives #Books #BookNerd #ReadABook #Bookaholic #Fantasy #Magic #Egypt #Djinn #FlyingCarpets #Cairo #Folklore

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Jee_HookedOnBookz
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Absolutely loved this (#lessthan150pages) novella! The world-building was terrific! Full review on hookedonbookz.com

#BBRC @LibrarianRyan

writerlibrarian This writer created a world that is so amazing. The first novella is also really good 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @writerlibrarian tq for the recommendation! Met the author and he suggested that I read it too. It's already on my kindle. Definitely gonna read it soon! 😊 2mo
writerlibrarian @Jee_HookedOnBookz i hope he writes again in this world. 2mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @writerlibrarian me too! I have a feeling he will 😊 2mo
LibrarianRyan ⭐️👍🤓 2mo
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FountainOfWords
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Ok so I‘m at 40% and enjoying this however the “action” has yet to come as the writer eases you into the story gently however not in a tedious way. It gives some detail about Cairo and Jewish traditions etc without being pedantic.

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shanaqui
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This didn't work as well for me as The Black God's drums, but it's enjoyable and the setting is great -- early 20th century alternate reality, where supernatural beings have become an everyday occurrence. I feel like I'd have liked it more with a more substantial plot; it wrapped up rather suddenly, and I have such questions about stuff that was barely featured!

Still, it was fun.

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RainyDayReading
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What a fun romp. Read this a while ago and just now getting around to posting something so my memory is a little fuzzy, but I do remember enjoying this immensely. I love the world Clark has created. The characters were entertaining and I just want to read more! Ultimately the mystery wasn‘t as good as I was hoping but I am eager and desperate for more stories in this world. Fingers crossed he visits it again soon.

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