Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Book Review: Days, A Tangier Journal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This short work only took me two good sittings to get through but I enjoyed it. Paul Bowles spent much of his life in Tangier, and near the end of his sojourn wrote this journal. It contains some interesting observations of Arab life and the lives of the various oddballs who passed through Tangier, all written in the author's inimitable style. You need to be well-versed in Bowles and Tangier history to catch all the references, however, so this is a book more for enthusiasts rather than the general reader. Someone exploring Bowles beyond The Sheltering Sky would be better off checking out his other novels and short stories.

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1 comment:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

But a perfect book for someone like you!

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