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Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Club: Cockroach by Rawi Hage

July's Book Club read was Cockroach by Rawi Hage

Cockroach is about a young guy who leaves the Middle East and ends up living in the cold reality of an American city. The reference to Cockroach is he thinks he is one: a foreigner, unloved and disgusting. You enter the mind of this guy who's a charmer with women, dodgy with his mates, not trustworthy, but still loyal enough to kill. This book is a real play on the good and bad characters of this person.

Admittedly Cockroach is a pretty weird read and at times crude and disturbing. But I'm glad I read it, it was short and to the point.

I would recommend this book for those that are interested in immigration, to see into the mind of people that come to a different country, and how they are looked at and how they adapt.

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