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LinksLinks by Nuruddin Farah
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

A fascinating read. This story is set in Somalia during the long civil war, after the American presence. The main character is a Somali exiled to the United States during the dictatorship who returns to honor his deceased mother and reconnect with the people he hasn't seen in decades. It is a mesmerizing account of how he falls into the violent chaos of the city.

***Spoiler Alert***

There was so much mystery and tension that I kept waiting for there to be some dramatic turn or revelation near the end, and there wasn't. So at the end I wondered if all the characters and tense episodes were necessary. Some parts became stranger by not apparently serving any final purpose. For example, I really have no idea what purpose Seamus served.

Also, the conversations had a way of becoming very didactic. That could, at times, be mesmerizing, but at others weren't.

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