Alif the Unseen

G. Willow Wilson
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Alif the Unseen


I really liked this a lot. Computer hackers, jinn, government conspiracies.... three of my favorite elements!

Within a turbulent middle-eastern political system, where the Emir has a henchman named 'The Hand' who is going after computer hackers with a vengeance, a young boy writes a computer program to keep the girl who dumped him out of his sight.... not realizing that his program is genius, or that his love is now dating 'the Hand'.

What ensues is a story of vengeance, love, fantastical creatures from mid-eastern mythologies all within cyber-punk type story.

What's not to love???