I usually stray away from noir-themed books due to their very nature, but this book intrigued me based on the plot. Like all noir novels, this is a bleak and depressing story. Despite the very dark nature, Garnier writes beautifully. He captures the scenes in the book perfectly by allowing the reader easily visualize the scenes.
Khadra captures Turambo’s guttural feelings for his surroundings – whether they are in the ring entertaining Europeans or in the brothel. Her descriptions leap from the page and engage the reader. A good look at colonial Algeria from the perspective of an Arab-Berber.
Through the loss of his friends and the loss of his sight, Snyder comes away a stronger and better person. His will to overcome his disability led him to the U.S. Paralympic Team and reconnected him to his love of swimming. A truly inspirational story.
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