5 February 2009 0 Comments

Times Literary Supplement: "Samaritan’s Secret" ‘a rare crime novel’

In London, The Times Literary Supplement has a terrific review of my latest Palestinian crime novel THE SAMARITAN’S SECRET this week. Here are a couple of quotes from the article, which is headlined “Bullets at the Wedding”:
“Rees captures the touching undercurrent of existence in dire circumstances: the attempt to keep ordinary life going on.” (I’m very happy to read that, because it’s one of the things people often ask me about the Palestinians — their life is so miserable, how do they carry on with their lives? So it seems I’m able to answer that in the novel.)
The review finishes with this:
“This is a rare crime novel: it is located in a world where the unmasking of a murderer is a small sign of normality, a good deed in a naughty world, the act, perhaps, of an unwilling Good Samaritan.”

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