N be mad a person can be seeing and believing himself to be something completely different than he actually is Personally i ind that uiet The Single Girl's Guide to Marrying a Man, His Kids, and His Ex-Wife: Becoming a Stepmother with Humor and Grace fascinating to see and read about How someone can be so completely self absorbed and think himself about everyone else but at the same time thinking of himself that he is doing good and helping everyone This book is notor everyone the writing is different a bit abrupt a bit short worded slightly strange in the scene change how we are simply dropped into the story without explanation or background expected to know exactly what happened and who every person mentioned
in the book is but i think its the book is But i think its good book telling a part of history about a clearly horrible person and simply portraying him Not trying to explain not trying to crucify him but simply sharing who that person was how he saw himself how he actually was and that up to the end he was not a nice or even good person that did not at all see what he did wrong If you want to read a book that will show you a hopefully very different personality a different historical aspect that is not often talk about without any personal option added into the mix but simply sharing information Tense and gripping imagining of Muammar Gaddafi s last hoursNo one can know what went through the head of Gaddafi in his last hours but Yasmina Khadra ably aided by Julian Evans translation creates a plausible and scary insight into what the Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution of Libya might have been thinkingThe book begins with Gaddafi hiding in Sirte waiting When Red Cried Wolf for the arrival of his son who is going to help him break out andind refuge in another part of the country During the wait Gaddafi ponders his life his current circumstances and the events that have brought him to thisThe book itself is short but this keeps the tension high even though you know what will happen Some scenes are not or the aint hearted but it s a very powerful story told very wellI received this book The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing forree Song of the Forest from the publisher in exchangeor an honest review This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. The West his ellow Arab nations and the ingratitude of the Libyan peopleIn this gripping imagining of the last hours of President Gaddafi Yasmina Khadra provides us with ascinating insight into the mind of one of the most complex and controversial igures of recent histor.
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person ie by Gaddafi himself He tells us about his childhood his meteoric ascension to power as wellie by Gaddafi himself He tells us about his childhood his meteoric ascension to power as well his bitter Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights fallrom grace I appreciated that the book does not make any outright judgements or
or against Gaddafi but presents acts and allows readers to come to theiragainst Gaddafi but presents Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea facts and allows readers to come to their conclusionsThe novel tackles a very complicated and interesting individual but seems almost too shortor the task The novel could and perhaps should in my opinion have been at least two or three times long Given the short length the narrative jumped very uickly Paradox Bound from topic to topic I would have appreciated background on Gaddafi s life his views and motivations etc or that the novel simply not stretch to cover Gaddafi s biography but onlyocus on his last nights and struggles with his internal demonsThis was a good novel with some lashes of brilliance the very last ew sentences about Van Gogh s ear STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare for one However Ielt that Khadra missed an opportunity to deliver a truly brilliant novel had he chosen to polish and better develop the philosophical debates underlying Gaddafi s and really all dictators actions Ex Can cruelty and murder in order to build a utopian society ever be justified While reading this novel I just kept thinking about how much better Aitmatov wrote about this in his brilliant The White Cloud
of Genghis Khan I also kept thinking about how La Derni reGenghis Khan I also kept thinking about how La Derni re might be well suited to a theatrical adaptationAll in all I would recommend this book to those interested in learning about North African historypolitics The Dictator s Last Night by Yasmina Khadra puts us in the shoes of Colonel Gaddafi at the height of the Libyan civil war in 2011 shortly before his capture and execution by the NATO backed rebel orces of the time It s a ictionalised account of course but it has a ring of authenticity about it Unsurprisingly it s uite a dark. THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER‘People say I am a megalomaniac It is not true I am an exceptional being providence incarnate envied by the gods able to make a aith of his cause’October 2011 In the dying days of the Libyan civil war Muammar Gaddafi is hiding out in his hom. And sombre novella seeing as it provides a ascinating glimpse into the mindset of one of modern history s most controversial and divisive igures yet there s
a certain delicacy of touch which makes it a and compelling readWhen it opens Gaddaficertain delicacy of touch which makes it a ast and readWhen it opens Gaddafi holed up in a disused school his troops secret headuarters waiting or his son to join him so that they can move on to another safer location It is the night of 19 October 2011 and the city of Sirte is raging all around him as
NATO attacks rom the air and rebel Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived forces attackrom the groundOverattacks Mexican Hooker from the air and rebelorces attack The League for the Suppression of Celery from the groundOver course of the next 24 hours Gaddafi recalls his life story a Bedouin who grew up believing he was the Ghous clan s chosen one yetorever remembering the childhood curses and slights against him even as he rose to become one of the Middle East s most powerful and influential men albeit one with a messiah complex while confronting his own The Thirteen-Gun Salute fearsor the Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery future He is largely resolute in defeat knowing that his time has come but he s also angry and bitter at what he perceives to be the ingratitude of the Libyan people and he has short shriftor those in his immediate employ who he treats with disdain and crueltyTo read the rest of my review please visit my blog EPIC This was a very interesting read showing a very clearly disturbed person I think this is a wonderful view into a horrible person that clearly saw himself as something so much better than anyone else Now before i get really into this review i have too say that i don t know a huge amount about Muammar gaddafi I know he was a very brutal dictator But thats about it So i don t know if this book is as good of a ew into this person as i elt it was because i don t really know anything about him so bear that in mind But i thought this was nicely done It really takes us into the very disturbed mind of a person that clearly believes himself god like dealing out punishments after asking The Day Fidel Died for the truth and after getting it not wanting to hear it after all Thinking that he worships women but actually kidnapping raping and torturing them and sometimes killing them This book clearly shows how someone ca. E town of Sirte along with his closest advisors They await a convoy that will take them south awayrom encroaching rebel orces and NATO aerial attacks The mood is sombre In what will be his inal night Gaddafi reflects on an extraordinary life whilst still raging against. ,