Amin Maalouf


I just finished "In the name of Identity...", and it is definitely the best book i have ever read.

Every single word is part of my own understanding of the world, it is pointing out my hopes, my fears, our future !

Whatever your identity is, whatever your religion is, whatever country you consider as being your nation, you NEED to read this.
It will open your eyes on what humankind did wrong in the past and what YOU can bring to the future generations.

You're still reading this post ? Hurry up, move the closest store and buy the book, or buy it though amazon...

>>By Bwani   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 13:01)

Besides their narrative beauty and fluency, Amin Maalouf novels, particularly Leo Africanus functioned as self-help books for me when I felt helpless against bunch of bad facts in the world. I also get the opportunity to see another point of view about historical events and circumstances which I am familiar because of my background. I did not read his recent books yet.

>>By a person   (Thursday, 26 Jun 2003 23:22)

I first read M. Maalouf through a discarded proof of The Rock of Tanos and realized that what is often discarded are the gems and treasures of the world. Maalouf is truly a great writer and more than a "mere" storyteller one of the finest humanist thinkers of our time.

Maalouf through his works points to need to create a cosmopolitain world open to all cultures and ways and beauties.

He is a political writer of the highest order: one who absorbs, negates, and points to a better world.

>>By Howard   (Thursday, 3 Jul 2003 16:05)

I have read most of maalouf's books ( i am just about to finish the ports of call)...i must say, once i start reading i caNNOT STOP...maalouf's style is unique, beautiful and overwhelming..i won;t say more but i just wish there were more novelists from the arab and islamic world who would excel like he did in presenting the beauty (and the pain) of our history to the modern world.

>>By kamel   (Tuesday, 15 Jul 2003 01:43)

Amin Maalouf draws me into the events in the history and I think about average people's lives and famous people's personal circumstances in that particular real time and place, while I am enjoying a fiction. He is one of the greatest narrators I know.

>>By Nilufer   (Saturday, 14 Feb 2004 04:24)

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