Search Results: "Saladin Ahmed"


BOOK REVIEW

SALADIN by Diane Stanley
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Though this will leave readers with some questions (Stanley provides no references for some of the more interesting tidbits that they may be curious about), it brings this hero to light for a young audience, who may only be familiar with this period from the Christian history. (Nonfiction. 9-12)"
Stanley, in her usual style (Michelangelo, 2000, etc.), gives a brief, lavishly illustrated account of this famous Muslim leader who united his people against the Christian Crusaders of the 12th century. Read full book review >

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THRONE OF THE CRESCENT MOON by Saladin Ahmed
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 7, 2012

"An arresting, sumptuous and thoroughly satisfying debut."
Distinctive Middle Eastern fantasy from newcomer Ahmed. Read full book review >

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SALADIN by Anne-Marie Eddé
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 7, 2011

"Extensive research creates a picture readily distinguishable from the many Saladin myths."
Massive, detailed biography of Saladin, in which the author endeavors to separate history from myth and legend—first published in France in 2008. Read full book review >

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Operation Saladin by Roger Croft
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 2, 2013

"A web of secrets and betrayal sure to grab spy-novel fans."
A suspenseful, behind-the-scenes look at espionage and politics through the eyes of a British journalist. Read full book review >

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THE BOOK OF SALADIN by Tariq Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Episodic but red-blooded and even thoughtful, as if urged on by Leonard Bernstein conducting Carl Orph's Carmina Burana."
Ali (Fear of Mirrors, p. 1302), a historian, academic, satirist, filmmaker, screenwriter, playwright, and—yes—novelist, here continues the tale, begun with Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (1993, not reviewed), of Islam's confrontation with Christianity. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE FEATHER GIRL by Jane Ray
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 1, 2010

"Magically uplifting and appealing. (Picture book. 5-8)"
In an unknown country and time, an orphaned boy named Ahmed must work as a helper in mean Madame Saleem's traveling circus. Read full book review >

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AHMED AND THE OBLIVION MACHINES by Ray Bradbury
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"Clearly labeled a fable, the tale has instruction built into most passages, but those passages are occasionally breathtaking."
From Bradbury (for adults, Quicker Than the Eye, 1996, etc.), a fantasy with moments of brilliance swamped by mystical befuddlement. Read full book review >

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UNIVERSAL MYSTERIES by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: April 25, 2012

"A deeply philosophical novel that uses Sufism to examine the nature of humanity and the universe."
A man in search of answers about life and the universe is visited by an otherworldly being in this novel influenced by Sufism. Read full book review >

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THE ESSENCE OF MAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 17, 2012

"A confusing, advanced guide for those interested in an esoteric interpretation of Islam."
A mystical interpretation of the Quran and the nature of Islam. Read full book review >

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A BORDER PASSAGE by Leila Ahmed
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A beautiful tale that is a celebration not only of women and the author's native country (with all its flaws), but also of intellectual flowering."
A lucid and luminous evocation of growing up in a whirlpool of cultures and the rewarding struggle of sorting it all out. Read full book review >

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PROLOGUE TO DECODING THE QURAN by Ahmed Hulusi
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"An intriguing overview of a unique approach to reading the Quran."
A short introduction to the author's interpretation of the Muslim holy book, the Quran. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2011

"An intimate, welcome first-person account of a portion of South African history that remains foggy to many American readers."
Anti-apartheid political prisoner Kathrada examines his actions and the aftermath that resulted in 30 years of imprisonment. Read full book review >