Search Results: "Hassan Blasim"


BOOK REVIEW

THE CORPSE EXHIBITION by Hassan Blasim
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 28, 2014

"A collection of fractured-mirror reality stories for fans of Günter Grass, Gabriel García Márquez or Jorge Luis Borges."
Blasim debuts with 14 surrealist stories about his beleaguered homeland, Iraq, and its people. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: June 24, 2014

"Important reading for students of geopolitics and Central Asian affairs."
As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, writes national security scholar Abbas (South and Central Asia Program/National Defense Univ.; Pakistan's Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army and America's War on Terror, 2005, etc.) in this provocative study, they leave the Taliban increasingly back in charge. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Feb. 19, 2013

"No fire here, just fizzle. (Fiction. 14 & up)"
Two teens' long-standing conflict culminates in an aborted school shooting in this bloated debut. Read full book review >

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ONE LAND, ONE KING by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 22, 2010

"Hassan's aggressive morality tale marries mortal combat with heavenly and demonic influences, but fuller characters would've added resonance to the adventure."
The battle of good versus evil forms the crux of Hassan's action-packed, fantastical tale of knights, a powerful king and a divine boy. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 7, 1991

"Nonetheless, frequent sensational accusations render his tale an eccentric, implausible commentary on the tragic folly of the Iranian Revolution."
Bani-Sadr, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran during the American hostage crisis and the early stages of Iran's war with Iraq, offers an interesting-though frequently incredible and consistently self-serving-memoir of his brief tenure in office. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME by Cheech Marin
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 14, 2017

"A mildly diverting, modestly charming memoir from a surprisingly multifaceted showbiz survivor."
The straight dope from Cheech. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SARA by Yasser S. Hassan
FICTION & LITERATURE

"A scintillating tale that ends just as it gets going."
The government's leading telepath, John Doe, has a new Black Ops assignment: help mentor a beautiful test-tube woman whose powers exceed his. Read full book review >

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THE BLUE POOL OF QUESTIONS by Maya  Abu-Alhayyat
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Deliciously confounding and deeply moving, this book is a work of art in pictures and words for adults and children alike. (Picture book. 6-adult)"
From Palestinian writer Abu-Alhayyat comes a lyrical tale of a strange man who is rejected by the people of the city but finds comfort in his curiosity. Read full book review >

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CLEANSING BY FIRE by Y.S. Hassan
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: March 19, 2011

"A boisterous but oddly claustrophobic sword-and-sorcery epic."
In Hassan's fantasy thriller, that most hellish of settings, an office, is the arena for a duel between a young superhero and his demonic opponents. Read full book review >