Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Yacoubian Building

Last week went and bought myself this book after having heard so much about it.

The Yacoubian Building was the best selling Arabic novel for 2002 and 2003, and was voted Best Novel for 2003 by listeners to Egypt's Middle East Broadcasting Service. With credentials like this, definately wanted to read it...

Unfortunately, have not been able to read it as yet....

5 comments:

An Egyptian said...

it's more than a report about life in egypt than a novel, it's very good.

Rhonda said...

I just watched the movie. The book is very helpful in giving more information on the social intricacies of Egyptian culture and society. I think the more you see it , the more you understand. I can understand why Egyptians aren't too fond of it. Definitely exposes the darker side of The country.

Manisha said...

Thanks guys, am looking forward to reading it..In fact have finally started it!

An Egyptian said...

i disagree with ya Rhonda, the movie show the real side of Egypt not the Dark side of it.

Manisha said...

Ah, I shall reserve my comments for till when I have finished reading it!