Tracy Durnell Durnell itibaren Nosy, Poltavs'ka oblast, Ukrayna
this book was very graphic and sometimes hard to read. it was very well written, especially when you consider that this young man's first language is not english. i really enjoyed it, only took a few days to read.
its a little bit provocative, but the story keeps you interested from the very first page. If you can get past the parallels with someone who's a dominatrix, you wont be able to put this book down.
Mahfouz is a storyteller, this is his best work, by far and his body of work is impressive. If you have the time, I strongly recommend this series. His narrative takes you into the streets of Cairo and leaves you wanting to continue on. Somehow the 1400 pages are not enough. Great read.