Alif the Unseen

A good friend of mine urged me to read this book.  She picked it up on a whim, and fell in love.  I picked it up because I was afraid she’d hurt me if I didn’t, and also fell in love.

It’s a book that you can’t really compare to anything else – like A Thousand And One Nights crossed with the Arab spring uprisings.  There’s magic and technology, hacking and romance… just read it, okay?  You won’t be sorry.  Just don’t start it too late in the day, or you’ll be up in the wee hours.

Also, in honour of this book, Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, Battle Royale, Ready Player One, and others, I have created a new genre: geek lit.  A little fantasy, a little sci fi, and a lot nerd.   Books you can obsess over, and love, and force others to read, and then start book clubs in their honour.  World War Z.  Divergent.  You know what I mean.

Happy, happy reading.



Filed under Books, geek lit, Review

2 responses to “Alif the Unseen

  1. Sandra Burke

    Hi Christie, Thanks for telling everyone about that book. I would never hurt you. I thought you would love it. Sandra

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