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Finished reading: Zeitoun by Dave Eggers.

A story about a Muslim family living in New Orleans during the time of Hurricane Katrina.

This tackles some difficult subject matter. I think the narrative is high quality- colorful and never wandered too much. I don’t feel like there was anything deeper to the story though. Since it was based on a real-life story, I don’t think the author felt comfortable moving much beyond “this is a really bad thing that happened”.

It also turned out that Zeitoun IRL was a bad person- re-frames a story that spends literally the entire time trying to sell him and his bond with his wife to you. Shouldn’t surf the books subreddit after reading something… It will tell you things you don’t want to know

6/10

January 31st, 2016 at 11:04 am