frankenstein in baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

by Ahmed Saadawi

Translated from Arabic by Jonathan Wright

Penguin Books, 2018

Adult Horror

5 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: Hadi collects body parts and stitches them together. Then the corpse goes missing and the murders begin.

Likes: This work reflects the complexity of U.S. occupied Baghdad.

Dislikes: This didn’t exceed expectations. It wasn’t bad but it didn’t wow me.

Overall upon reflection, this reminded me of Exit West because this work reflects on a contemporary situation (this time in Baghdad) and adds a supernatural twist. But I did like Exit West more. I found more to connect to. On the other hand, I liked this book more than Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Content: Violence – Medium-High, because of the attacks

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