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Shadow On The Wall by Pavarti K. Tyler

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Controversial and daring, Shadow on the Wall details the transformation of Recai Osman from complicated man to Superhero. Forced to witness the cruelty of the Morality Police in his home city of Elih, Turkey, Recai is called upon by the power of the desert to be the vehicle of change. Does he have the strength to answer Allah's call or will his dark past and self doubt stand in his way?
Pulling on his faith in Allah, the friendship of a Jewish father-figure and a deeply held belief that his people deserve better, Recai Osman must become The SandStorm.
In the tradition of books by Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie, Shadow on the Wall tackles issues of religion, gender, corruption and the basic human condition. Beautiful and challenging, this is not a book to miss.

Goodreads Summary

This is a thought-provoking book.  Recai is the main character and an unusual one at that.  He stands to be very wealthy as the heir to a huge company.  He hasn't fully taken his destiny into his hands yet, but his time is coming.  The reader will get the feel that something important will happen very soon.

The Goodreads summary sums up the plot.  The setting is a city where there are a bunch of different religions and crimes going on.  Recai will probably remind the reader of a favorite superhero as he begins his destiny.  Women are portrayed as severely oppressed; Recai cares about this cause and plans to do something about it.  The reader will feel as if he/she is experiencing others' pain and the intolerance permeating the book firsthand.  There are many different characters in this book.   Some will probably annoy the reader to no end while the reader may come to truly like others.  The book was relatively fast-paced, some of the word usage may confuse readers.  Overall, this book is recommended to young adult/adult readers.

4 Stars
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  1. Unknown said...:

    Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog! I really appreciate you helping me introduce Recai to the world!

  1. bn100 said...:

    The book sounds good.