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Cairo by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker April 10, 2013

Posted by stuffilikenet in Awesome, Books, Uncategorizable.

Cairo, by G. Willow Wilson, is a (as I read it) hardcover graphic novel featuring an Orange County wannabe, a bitter, wordy Egyptian journalist, a Lebanese-American shoe bomber, a hashish smuggler, an Israeli special forces soldier, a magician gangster…and a jinn in Cairo.  Sounds like the beginning of a really bad bar joke, but it’s actually a nice little comic that moves along in a spritely (see what I did there?) manner after the jinn gets involved.  A little bit serious about politics and religion, but I forgive G. Willow Wilson.  At least she’s sincere.

Ms. Wilson is the author of Alif the Unseen, which I reviewed earlier, which is sort of similar but completely different and a really great read.  Both are available from sfpl.org and Amazon.com.


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