Lavie Tidhar
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Osama was an unusual novel, and one that requires a fairly focused reader. The style tended towards short phrases and sentences, and it typically reflected the changing clarity of mind of the main character, Joe. The story followed a typical detective format, but with an atmosphere of confusion and loss. I found the content surrounding Joe's devotion to his role as a detective to be more interesting—the basis of his world, his mental state, and the difficulty of mentally processing horrible things. This is not a simple novel, and there are many aspects of the book that would be interesting to discuss at more length with other readers. I am curious to see how Osama compares to Tidhar's other work.

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