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Youssef el Mekki a young man of nineteen is living with his mother in the slums of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is in fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could only dream of a famou This book has such an enjoyable writing style it s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix of the personal and political heavy on the personal which I liked I got a great feel for various parts of Morocco and what it feels like to be an immigrant I admired how while parts of this story are about big issues the significance of the psychological aspects of family including what s happened in past generations and of friends and community and most of all the importantce of each person s psychological makeup was shown clearlyIt was a little weird at first but I ended up appreciating the separate sections to show the different points of view of the various characters It was a bit jarring but it was effectiveThis book is all about betrayal both with malice and with supposed love and protection in mind It s also about the feeling of not belonging It s about poverty and injustice and other ills that can lead to poor conclusionsI understand depression despair rage and I could empathize greatly with most of the main characters the privileged and the poverty stricken But I was still not so sold on some of the events not really I was a bit stunned by the ending even though I had a good idea of what was coming I felt some relief that in the end the characters did seem realistic and true to how they d been craftedMy two main complaints about this book are what I consider a weak ending and the lack of humor Yes there are characters in good humor and even characters that experience amusement but I was never amused Perhaps it s because I knew the gist of the plot before I read the book but I felt that the book kept to a very narrow range of tone I was very engaged when I was reading at least up until toward the very end but the way the story ended left me unsatisfied I was gratified by how some of the subplots played out but ultimately I was disappointed I think I would have been much pleased by so many different endings sad or happy or any mix of the two This is wonderful storytelling but the story ended up letting me down バガボンド 1 of nineteen is living with his mother in the slums Расул Гамзатов Стихи of Casablanca when he discovers that the father he believed to be dead is in fact alive and eager to befriend and support him Leaving his mother behind Youssef assumes a life he could Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble only dream Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers of a famou This book has such an enjoyable writing style it s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix Uncle Tom's Cabin; 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S and influential father his own penthouse apartment and all the luxuries associated with his new status His future appears assured until an abrupt reversal of fortune sends him back to the streets and his childhood friends where a fringe Islamic group known simply as the Party has set


10 thoughts on “Secret Son

  1. says:

    fast read well written one son’s personal anguish cradled in Morocco’s class struggles and corruption among the ruling class recommended reading

  2. says:

    This book has such an enjoyable writing style; it’s very accessible and the book is a really uick read and a pleasant read despite its tragic subject matter This book had a good mix of the personal and political heavy on the personal which I liked I got a great feel for various parts of Morocco and what it feels like to be an immigrant I admired how while parts of this story are about big issues the significance of the psychological as

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    25I don't think as the description of this novel mentioned a journey of searching the meaning of life etc neither I think that the author is experienced enough to write such a topichowever the author has done a good job de

  4. says:

    Growing up in the Casablanca slumps Youssef is urged by he’s mother to pursue he’s education at college and try to better himselfYoussef soon learns that he’s believed dead father is still alive in fact he

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    My thoughts• I was not uite sure what to expect when I started reading Secret Son but I was uickly drawn into the story and found myself captivated by the writing and the journey of the sensitive naïve nineteen year old protagonis

  6. says:

    In this superb short novel Laila Lalami deftly limns the rise and fall of Youssef El Mekki unacknowledged bastard son of prominent businessman disillusioned activist and bon vivant Nabil El Amrani Seemingly sprung from the trap of the Casablanca slums when he learns that his father far from being dead is in fact a Moroccan tycoon Youssef is soon caught in a complex web of familial and political intrigue A mark

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    A little disappointing The main character Youssef grows up without a father He is poor but idle He meets his previously thought dead father who is rich A new world in open to him but this is soon removed and he is back in the poverty grove He is tempted into a local Islamic groupThere is coverage of the sexist class rid

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    Disappointing Writing was simplistic dialogue unimaginative plot unbelievable Possibly if you had no exposure to other parts of the world you might learn something But there are so many books that do a much better job of this Brick Lane The Inheritence of Loss for example Disappointed that it was chosen by Seattle Public Library for it's Seattle Reads promotion I only finished it because it was easy reading

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    The novel was a bit fast paced and talked about different “heavy matters” religion politics family and identity issueshierarchy in society and it is influence too much drama for my tasteIt was alright as an audiobook despite my general disl

  10. says:

    Clash of the classes Not the easiest job ever to weave yourself through these lines It all comes at a price a hefty one usua

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