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Wolf Dreams (2000)

by Yasmina Khadra

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I read this because it's touted as the best way to understand "how an Islamic fundamentalist is formed." Well, maybe. The story could be transferred to any culture in which a poor underclass is full of rage. There is almost nothing about Islam in the book -- I mean, no insights, no real information. I think the only moral a reader can take from this is that intifadas can form anywhere there is social injustice, provided that the poor have very little in their lives: no attachments to family, music and culture, religion...

It also needs to be said that least in this book, the author is not much of a novelist. The book is a skin of fiction stretched uncomfortably over the author's chafing memories. ( )
  JimElkins | Jul 23, 2009 |
The sad story of a young dreamy idealist who as a result of religious convictions and social conventions is lead to believe that only a violent revolution can save himself and society. The author was in the Algerian military, but his insights into motivations of contemporary revolutionaries/terrorists ring true. ( )
  kewing | Sep 21, 2007 |
A clear look at the transformation of a young man whose aspirations crumble in the face of upheaval in Algerian society, leaving him with what he believes is the only way out - to change his society violently in the name of religious fanaticism. ( )
  velvetpaws | Jun 5, 2007 |
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Black, LindaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Borsboom, FloorTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Keil-Sagawe, ReginaÜbersetzersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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'Wolf Dreams' portrays the transformation of a handsome young man who keeps company with poets and who dreams of fame and fortune in the movie business into a brutal killer who massacres women and children without turning a hair.

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