Search Results: "Tariq Ali"


BOOK REVIEW

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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FEAR OF MIRRORS by Tariq Ali
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 16, 1998

"Here's the answer."
Historian and novelist Ali (Redemption, 1991, etc.) charts the lives of a family of activists from the days of the Russian Revolution to the post-Wall malaise of our times. Read full book review >

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THE STONE WOMAN by Tariq Ali
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 31, 2000

"A great work in progress."
The third volume of Pakistani-born novelist (and filmmaker) Ali's ongoing Islamic Quartet (following Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, not reviewed, and The Book of Saladin, 1998) explores through its several major characters' interconnected reminiscences the ordeal of a Muslim family in Istanbul, in 1899, as Christian and Jewish adversaries are ensuring the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Read full book review >

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REDEMPTION by Tariq Ali
Released: Dec. 15, 1991

"Good fun for political groupies."
A satirical and surrealistic novel from Britain about the end of history, by a noted former Sixties activist and associate of Danny the Red, that promises a radical if tongue-in-cheek solution for disillusioned revolutionaries. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2008

"Intense, closely observed commentary on perilous developments in an unstable nation."
Harshly critical of the American-backed Pakistani military and deeply concerned with the plight of his native country's people, London-based filmmaker and novelist Ali (Dictatorship of Capital: Politics and Culture in the 21st Century, 2008, etc.) warns of an imminent "conflagration of despair." Read full book review >

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BEHIND THE MASKS
by Leila Roy

Flannery O’Connor, my favorite author: That’s who I need right now. Flannery would take me away from here and deposit me into her fictitious world crawling with self-righteous saints and larger-than-life misfits. And I’d feel okay there because Flannery took care of things. Justice got served.
Saints and Misfits, by S.K. Ali

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BOOK REVIEW

Released: March 14, 2012

"Subverts expectations with a twisting plot crossing cultural and religious boundaries."
In Rana's debut novel, a reclusive, conservative Islamic leader and family man falls for a vivacious fashion model half his age. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OTTO: THE STORY OF A MIRROR by Ali Bahrampour
ADVENTURE
Released: May 14, 2003

"They'll root for bandy-legged Otto in his yellow-banded derby and giggle over the zany details in the soft-toned watercolor-and-ink drawings. (Picture book. 4-7)"
Otto is bored with his job as a mirror who works at Topper's Hat Store reflecting the customers as they try on hats. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLEVER CHAMELEON by Ali Lodge
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"An asset in any collection, story-timers will clamor to find the title character in each double-page spread. (Picture book. 3-8)"
The jungle animals, including walking stick, chameleon, parrot, lion, leopard, elephant, crocodile and giraffe, decide to play hide and seek. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAPER HEARTS  by Ali Novak
YOUNG ADULT
Released: July 4, 2017

"An undemanding, wish-fulfillment romance. (Romance. 14-16)"
Another fluffy romance between a girl and a boy-band member, following The Heartbreakers (2015). Read full book review >