Finally I settled on a new book to read. It’s Koolaids by Lebanese- American writer Rabih Alameddine. It is the second book I read by the same author and so far it is as expected: witty, smart and very amusing
Alameddine is probably one of the most original contemporary Arab authors writing in English. That’s, of course, if he considers himself Arab (I’m sure you heard about the Lebanese and their Phoenician complex).
The book is definitely a downer, as it tells the story of people dying from Aids! Nevertheless, the writing is compelling enough for me to embrace this novel despite the dark thoughts it might inflict upon me. Stay tuned for a detailed review once I’m done.