3 February 2007 0 Comments

TIME: Palestinian Whodunnit with Heart

Under the headline “What Next? A Palestinian Whodunnit”, TIME Magazine Cairo correspondent Scott MacLeod writes a fine review to The Collaborator of Bethlehem:

“Matt does here what he did in his reporting for TIME, as well as in an earlier, much-acclaimed non-fiction work, Cain’s Field: Faith, Fratricide, and Fear in the Middle East: he uncovers the gritty, often disturbing human realities of life in Palestinian society. In fiction or non-fiction that topic can make discouraging reading, but Matt gives his characters heart as he gives his readers a thrill. Fiction is certainly a means of probing the deeper truths in a way that usually eludes daily or weekly journalism–a reason why many hacks aspire to become novelists, and an excellent reason for picking up Matt’s mystery yarn.”

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