Wolf Dreams

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Toby Press, 2003 - Fiction - 260 pages
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How does a handsome young man who keeps company with poets and dreams of fame and fortune in the movie business become a brutal killer who massacres women and children without turning a hair? Wolf Dreams reveals this transformation in a novel of unflinching detail and commanding prose. The story follows Nafa Walid, heart-throb of the Casbah, as he gradually loses control of his destiny and becomes drawn into the Islamic Fundamentalist movement. Wolf Dreams illustrates how disappointment and disillusion, when they intersect with the persuasive voice of fundamentalism and the chaos of civil war, can transform a normal, middle-class young man into a mindless assassin; a man who inflicts pain and terror on others without qualms, and accepts the idea of his own death with devotion.

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User Review  - Zahra AlQattan - Goodreads

Very poorly written. Had to read it for college and I was too disappointed by the professor for assigning such a novel. I mean, yes the theme is kind of intriging, but that does not / should not make ... Read full review

Review: Wolf Dreams

User Review  - Zahra AlQattan - Goodreads

Very poorly written. Had to read it for college and I was too disappointed by the professor for assigning such a novel. I mean, yes the theme is kind of intriging, but that does not / should not make ... Read full review

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Yasmina Khadra is the pseudonym of the Algerian writer Mohammed Moulessehoul. A high ranking officer in the Algerian army, he went into exile in France in 2000, where he now lives in seclusion. In his several writings on the civil war in Algeria, Khadra exposes the current regime and the fundamentalist opposition as the joint guilty parties in the Algerian Tragedy.

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