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Amal El-Mohtar

Amal El-Mohtar appears in the following:

A Delicate Arson: 'The Blazing World' Consumes Its Readers

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Siri Hustvedt's latest uses fragmented documents to tell the story of an artist who chooses men to present her work. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls the book complex, harrowing, playful and engrossing.

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Allende Creates Realism Without The Magic In 'Ripper'

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Isabel Allende dips a toe in the waters of genre fiction with her new novel Ripper — about a girl who puts her online gaming group to work tracking down a serial killer who's targeted her mother. Reviewer Amal El-Mohtar says the book would function just as well as a character study, without the crime plot.

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Crossroads And Coins: Naomi Mitchison's 'Travel Light'

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Travel Light is an unjustly forgotten fairy tale about a wandering princess who goes from bears and dragons to the real world of medieval Constantinople — and back again. Writer Amal El-Mohtar says she encountered the book as an adult and "felt, very powerfully, that I had been waiting for it."

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