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    PDF DOWNLOAD The Mirage æ Matt Ruff Matt Ruff ½ 4 review The date is 1192001 Christian fundamentalists from the Christian States of America hijack four jetliners and launch a suicide attack against the United Arab States Two jetliners crash into Tigris and Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad One crashes into the the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh The last one believed to be aimed for Mecca is brought down by the passengers The United Arab States declares a War on Terror and invades the CSA e

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    PDF DOWNLOAD The Mirage æ Matt Ruff I just wanted to let you know that I finished reading Matt Ruff’s new book The Mirage and I’m over the moon about it it is so good It kept me up reading long into the night It begins on November 9 2001 Members of the Halal Police force are rousting a smuggler of wines and spirits from his boat on the Tigris Mustafa al Baghdadi

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    Free download The Mirage PDF DOWNLOAD The Mirage æ Matt Ruff While the world building was cool it didn't uite live up to Lovecraft Country which to be fair this was written first so Matt Ruff has grown as a writer I really think the concept an alternate history version of 911 was great I really

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Free download The Mirage Matt Ruff ½ 4 review Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Matt Ruff A mind bending novel in which an alternate history of 911 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East1192001 Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners They fly two into the Tigris Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh The fourth plane believed to be bound for Mecca is brought down by its passengersThe United Arab States declares a War on Terror Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington DC Summer 2009 Arab Homeland Security agent Musta. The date is 1192001 Christian fundamentalists from the Christian States of America hijack four jetliners and launch a suicide attack against the United Arab States Two jetliners crash into Tigris and Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad One crashes into the the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh The last one believed to be aimed for Mecca is brought down by the passengers The United Arab States declares a War on Terror and invades the CSA estabilishing the Green Zone in Washington DC Eight years later Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber The man claims that the world Mustafa knows is a mirage reality turned upside down in the real world America is a world superpower and the Arab states are just a bunch of backward thirld world countries A search of his apartment brings up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12 2001 reporting a terorrist attack on the Twin Towers in the cityThe premise of the novel is great potent with possibilities and the author obviously has a lot of fun with creating a world which is standing on its head Law Order Halal and CSI Damascus are popular TV shows and in bookstores one can find books like Christianity for the Ignorant On the internet people can browse the Library of Alexandria a user edited reference source Characters we know appear in reversed roles Osama bin Laden is a war hero but Saddam Hussein is still the bad guy There s a lot of similar references in this novel and spotting them out is great funHowever the biggest flaw of the text is the fact that it gets bogged down with mundanity the fun of the mirage concept is buried down under the rough parts which slow the pace down and make the reader slog along The ambitious idea and depth of changes introduced into the world deserved than this in parts it reads like any other contemporary thriller with characters sketched than developed focusing on the plotline which seems disjointed and unfocused The idea carries the whole novel along and hile I felt that the ending was satisfying I couldn t shake off the feeling that this novel deserved in the mirage world it would be thought provoking and memorable while in the real world it never really becomes than a sum of its parts depending on the clever gimmicks and idea of its author Overall I am glad that I ve read it and I think that the title suits it well it is like a mirage glittering with wonders which slowly evaporate as we approach it to take a good look

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Free download The Mirage Matt Ruff ½ 4 review Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Matt Ruff E head of the Senate Intelligence Committee a war hero named Osama bin Laden will stop at nothing to hide the truth As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism politics and espionage they are confronted with uestions without any rational answers and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seemsAcclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but at the same time almost unimaginable Gripping subversive and unexpectedly moving The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fea. I just wanted to let you know that I finished reading Matt Ruff s new book The Mirage and I m over the moon about it it is so good It kept me up reading long into the night It begins on November 9 2001 Members of the Halal Police force are rousting a smuggler of wines and spirits from his boat on the Tigris Mustafa al Baghdadi is a member of this suad enforcing Islamic rules against the selling of spirits But this is a very different Baghdad than we are used to This is a major metropolis of modern buildings modern culture and modern crime We find out Mustafa is upset He and his wife Fadwa have had another argument He suspects it might be over his second wife who he regrets marrying In a piue he has taken their only car to work forcing her to take the El to the twin World Trade centre towers where she is meeting someone As Mustafa and the rest of the Halal suad are standing over their prisoner they hear the roar of a passenger jet engine impossibly close and incredibly loud flying in the direction of the twin towers An explosion is heard followed minutes later by sirens Mustafa know in his heart that Fadwa is deadThe story skips ahead 10 years The events of 119 are long past The War on Terror against the Christian States of America is winding down Mustafa is now a member of the AHS Arab Homeland Security the federal police force of the UAS United Arab States He is still mourning the death of Fadwa When a Christian Crusader attempts to blow himself up in a crowded market suare Mustafa almost gets himself killed His boss suspects he may have done it on purpose So he assigns a couple of members to his team a former ABI Arab Bureau of Investigationagent named Amal and his old friend Samir both to help him and keep and eye on him As the AHS continues investigating how this Crusader managed to get past the now very tight security Mustafa and his crew start hearing stories about the Mirage When they capture a Crusader alive he begins ranting about how all reality is just a mirage that in the real world America is a superpower and the states of the UAS are just rag tag 3rd world countries The Mirage however is a powerful story for Christians and Muslims alike and Mustafa finds out that powerful people like the gangster Saddam Hussein and his sons and the UAS Senator Osama Bin Laden are also interested in finding out the truth about itMatt Ruff weaves a very believable version of modern history but from the other side of the looking glass and in doing so exposes truths about the last 10 years In its essence it is a great mystery or political thriller It could also be seen as a fantasy But whatever genre you may want to call it is one heck of a readChristopher Moore is a huge fan as well and recently was promoting this book on his website and FaceBook page

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Free download The Mirage Matt Ruff ½ 4 review Download ì PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ½ Matt Ruff Fa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage in the real world America is a superpower and the Arab states are just a collection of backward third world countries A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12 2001 that appears to support his claim Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story The president wants answers but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested partyThe gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation And th. Matt Ruff has written a novel that in many ways is a perfectly fine political thriller Three government agents fight a terrorist plot and find themselves drawn into a world of political intrigue full of gangsters and corruption and gunfights At that level the book would be at home on a rack in an airport bookstore nothing special but a perfectly competent example of the genre The central hook to this book though the thing that makes it a must read is that this is not our world in this world at some vague time around the turn of the twentieth century the United States degenerated into a loose sprawl of suabbling states run by fundamentalist despots and the Muslim world united into the globe s dominant superpower So in this mirage world the three government agents are named Mustafa Samir and Amal they work in a Baghdad still adjusting to the loss of its World Trade Center towers after Christian fundamentalists flew planes into them and the leaders of organized crime and political corruption are Saddam Hussein and Osama bin LadenThis book could have been a simple political satire Ruff has thought through many aspects of the mirage world s culture from a popular children s TV show called Open Sesame to a primetime thriller called 247 Jihad in which a man fights terrorists and every Christian on the show always turns out to be a terrorist who gets killed by the end of the season Everyone does online research with the aid of a Wikipedia style site called The Library of Alexandria and they buy and sell goods on eBazaar In one of the best lines of the book a character is surprised by an intruder and thinks that at least since the intruder is an Arab he s probably not a terrorist This pervasive attention to details and attitudes make for a very funny satire that slices into the assumptions readers make within the framework of our dominant worldviewsRuff doesn t stop there though with a string of jokes and details justifying itself by its own audacity He takes the time to tell a compelling story The basic thriller plot is just fine but the characters are much textured than typical thriller characters Each of our three main characters has at least one dark secret and the dynamics to how they hide and reveal themselves is fascinating Also Ruff has a surprisingly sober appreciation for the idea of faith and mystery Individual characters vary in their levels of religious devotion in a way that feels deeply respectful on Ruff s part On a abstract level as the book progresses to its climax Ruff slips uietly away from certainty into a surprisingly perfect ending that answers very few uestions but hits exactly the right thematic notes to complete the story I sympathize with readers disappointed in the ending but I loved it as proof that this novel is something special It s bigger than a here s some plot and here s some plot paperback thriller it s bigger than a here are arbitrary reversals of your familiar pop culture satire and it s bigger than a let me tell you what you should believe about this culture essay It incorporates those elements of course but Ruff has crafted a near masterpiece that transcends its component parts I recommend it for anyoneI think I m supposed to mention here that I received a free copy through the Vine program

  • Hardcover
  • 432
  • The Mirage
  • Matt Ruff
  • English
  • 11 December 2018
  • 9780061976223