Morituri

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  • Yasmina Khadra
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  • 21 September 2019
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About the Author: Yasmina Khadra

Morituri Epub ´ Paperback morituri epub, MorituriMorituri EpubYasmina Khadra Arabic , literally green jasmine is the pen name of the Algerian author Mohammed MoulessehoulMoulessehoul, an officer in the Algerian army, adopted a woman s pseudonym to avoid military censorship Despite the publication of many successful novels in Algeria, Moulessehoul only revealed his true identity in after leaving the army and going into exile and seclusion in France Anonymity was the only way for him to survive and avoid censorship during the Algerian Civil War In , Newsweek acclaimed him as one of the rare writers capable of giving a meaning to the violence in Algeria today His novel The Swallows of Kabul, set in Afghanistan under the Taliban, was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award L Attentatwon the Prix des libraires in , a prize chosen by about five thousand bookstores in France, Belgium, Switzerland, and CanadaKhadra pledges for becoming acquainted with the view of the others In an interview with the German radio SWR in , he said The West interprets the world as he likes it He develops certain theories that fit into its world outlook, but do not always represent the reality Being a Muslim, I suggest a new perspective on Afghanistan, on the religious fanaticism and the, how I call it religiopathy My novel, the The Swallows of Kabul, gives the readers in the West a chance to understand the core of a problem that he usually only touches on the surface Because the fanaticism is a threat for all, I contribute to the understanding of the causes and backgrounds Perhaps then it will be possible to find a way to bring it under control.


MorituriMorituri Epub ´ Paperback morituri epub, MorituriMorituri EpubCalled in to investigate the kidnapping of the daughter of one of Algiers top power brokers, Superintendent Llob s hunt takes him through fear filled streets to find Sabrine, and lots besidesFrom the dens of drug dealers to the palaces of arms traffickers, he negotiates the parade of pimps and fundamentalists, prophets and fakis, sodomites, sharks and visionariesthere s no doubt that Llob can swing it But the random car bombings, daily carnage and the mutilations endemic to Algiers to say nothing of escalating threats to his own life have a way of getting under one s skinRacy and fast moving, Khadra s cop is a masterpiece of mocking disenchantment, recalling Raymond Chandler s Marlowe.

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  1. Orsodimondo says:

    LA CULTURA DEI CIMITERIGuerra civile.La prima cosa che colpisce di Yasmina Khadra la sua storia personale la madre di famiglia nomade, lui cresce nel Sahara algerino all et di 9 anni i genitori lo mettono in collegio militare dal quale prosegue con la scuola ufficiali per uscirne col grado di sottotenente rimane nell esercito fino a 45 anni, fa carriera, combatte durante la guerra civile algerina lascia l esercito per dedicarsi alla scrittura a tempo pieno.E ancora comincia a pubbli LA CULTURA DEI CIMITERIGuerra civile.La prima cosa che colpisce di Yasmina Khadra la sua storia personale la madre di famiglia nomade, lui cresce nel Sahara algerino all et di 9 anni i genitori lo mettono in collegio militare dal quale prosegue con la scuola ufficiali per uscirne col grado di sottotenente rimane nell esercito fino a 45 anni, fa carriera, combatte durante la guerra civile algerina lascia l esercito per dedicarsi alla scrittura a tempo pieno.E ancora comincia a pubblicare presto, racconti e romanzi, e li pubblica col suo vero nome, Mohammed Moulessehoul Quando viene istituito un comitato di censura militare, Mohammed Moulessehoul comprende che meglio adottare uno pseudonimo se vuole continuare a pubblicare e cos nasce Yasmina Khadra, che sono i nomi di battesimo di sua moglie.Guerra civile.E cosa avr pensato il mondo leggendo questo romanzo, squisitamente hard boiled, pur se ambientato in una parte di mondo che con l hard boiled sembrerebbe non avere nulla a che fare Morituri appare sotto il nom de plume di Yasmina Khadra gi adottato in due romanzi precedenti il protagonista, il commissario Brahim Llob, esisteva gi e quindi, mi chiedo se lo pseudonimo servito a proteggere, perch a me pare che almeno in Algeria deve essere stato facile fare due pi due.La seconda cosa che colpisce che il suo protagonista, il commissario Llob, oltre a essere poliziotto, anche scrittore, e scrive proprio romanzi polizieschi, gialli.Morituri parte con un po di fatica, Khadra sembra stentare a tenere la barra del timone della trama, e per quanto il libro sia breve, si ha la sensazione di qualche passaggio a vuoto Ma soprattutto lo sforzo insistito alla ricerca del paradosso fulminante, della metafora comica devastante, quasi si arrampicasse sugli specchi pur di ottenere un risultato spiritoso e furbo, l hard boiled esasperato tra wisecrack e un tiratissimo tongue in cheek che strema il lettore, conduce a uno stato di spossatezza e avanzamento a rilento, annacqua il noir.Poi, a partire da circa la met , scrittore e racconto crescono, si focalizzano, la scrittura diventa un pochino meno arzigogolata, costruita, Khadra fa meno capriole, e io lettore ho goduto di pi.Un Algeria, la capitale in particolare, totalmente preda del fondamentalismo islamico e di una corruzione che fa sembrare perfino noi italiani dei verginelli.Il FIS, Fronte Islamico di Salvezza, si trasformato in GIA, Gruppo Islamico Armato, e ha messo nel suo mirino intellettuali, uomini di spettacolo, scrittori li uccide per strada e in casa, dove capita, assolda sicari a pagamento che ammazzano gente come se fossero insetti E se capita, si spara anche ai bambini, alle donne, ai vecchi Sui cadaveri si nascondo bombe in modo che la scia di morte continui coinvolgendo anche chi accorre accanto alle vittime Autobus e automobili vengono riempite di esplosivo Anche i poliziotti sono presi di mira, e il nostro commissario Llob rischia di essere uno dei prossimi obiettivi.Ecco cos la cultura dei cimiteri il continuo martellante inneggiare alla morte da parte degli integralisti, che nel martirio vedono la punta pi alta della vita.Ma il segugio Brahim Llob viene da lontano e va lontano, ha altri romanzi sia alle spalle che davanti, quindi la sfanga e in qualche modo quadra il cerchio, chiudendolo.Pi avanti Khadra cambier stile di scrittura, abbandoner l hard boiled per Per quello che sto leggendo ora Con quali risultati ancora non so dire.O, non vogliobellissima, la Bianca, quando lo sfondo cos limpido che si pu distinguere una quercia da un carrubo nel raggio di chilometri Se non ci fossero questi attentati sleali e questa colonia d illuminati che, come tarme, corrodono le strade e i cervelli, non daremmo Algeri in cambio nemmeno con il mondo delle fiabe

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  3. Kansas says:

    Alguien me susurra Dios es grande Tambi n lo es el infierno replico.Lo que empieza como una novela de detectives, del comisario Llop investigando la desaparici n de la hija de uno de los peces gordos de Argel, va evolucionando en algo diferente en una especie de retrato roto y ca tico de la sociedad argelina.Ha sido una lectura en mi caso tambi n algo ca tica, porque aunque la novela es muy corta, hubo un momento en que cre a que me perd a de tanto personaje que entra y sale de la trama d Alguien me susurra Dios es grande Tambi n lo es el infierno replico.Lo que empieza como una novela de detectives, del comisario Llop investigando la desaparici n de la hija de uno de los peces gordos de Argel, va evolucionando en algo diferente en una especie de retrato roto y ca tico de la sociedad argelina.Ha sido una lectura en mi caso tambi n algo ca tica, porque aunque la novela es muy corta, hubo un momento en que cre a que me perd a de tanto personaje que entra y sale de la trama durante la investigaci n, pero lo que como he dicho antes, empieza siendo la investigaci n de una muchacha desaparecida una especie de macguffin , no es m s que una excusa por parte de Yasmina Khadra para hacernos un retrato de una sociedad totalmente podrida, corrompida donde el integrismo isl mico campa a sus anchas La novela tiene un trasfondo politico esencial, y no deja de ser una especie de grito de socorro por parte de Khadra desvelando lo que ocurre en la Argelia de los 90 actos terroristas diarios, policias que cada ma ana antes de subirse al coche tienen que reconocer si hay alguna bomba a punto de estallar y por supuesto esa visi n de que todo se est desintegrando frente a tus ojos, asi que Llop es un personaje desesesperanzado pero con una vena de idealismo todav a en su interior, en este aspecto me ha recordado a Raymond Chandler.Es una buena novela, aunque no me entusiasm , no tanto como La deshonra de Sarah Ikker en Morituri hay momentos en que me perd a de tanto nombre y tanto di logo spero y con un doble sentido con el que no terminaba de conectar Pero como he dicho, el retrato social que hace Khadra de su pa s me parece fundamental y totalmente reaccionario Entiendo perfectamente que este autor escriba bajo seud nimo y que tuviera que buscar exilio en Francia Sigue sin enterarse de que en su querido pais todo el mundo se las apa a para construir un palacio para sus reto os y nadie se molesta en construir una patria

  4. Nancy Oakes says:

    Before I say anything else, let me just note that there is a translation issue going on in this novel, but if you can get past that, the book is amazing I ve written a longer post at the crime page of my online reading journal If you like chatty,detailed reviews, click on through if you re happy with the barebones, read on In this case, I d go with the blog, but suit yourself Morituri may be among the most atmospheric of novels I ve ever read Set in 1990s Algiers, the reader become Before I say anything else, let me just note that there is a translation issue going on in this novel, but if you can get past that, the book is amazing I ve written a longer post at the crime page of my online reading journal If you like chatty,detailed reviews, click on through if you re happy with the barebones, read on In this case, I d go with the blog, but suit yourself Morituri may be among the most atmospheric of novels I ve ever read Set in 1990s Algiers, the reader becomes immersed right away into the dangers that exist on the streets For the main character in this book, Police Superintendent Llob, even the most simple act of getting to work just might be his last He has become a privileged target in a city where the cops have to disguise their routines as a security precaution Firemen recovering corpses are blown up because bodies are often booby trapped The city is under a zealously enforced curfew, random bombings are nothing new, and people in high places are bought and paid for Islamic fundamentalism is rearing its head in the city and throughout the country, and the civil war is in full swing Llob is tasked with taking on the thankless and, as it turns out, very dangerous task of finding the daughter of the highly influential Ghoul Malek But it s what he doesn t know that should worry him here, nothing is at all what it seems to be While this novel is definitely an action packed crime read, there s wayto it than simply following cops around in their investigations Morituri is really an amazing novel, but the reading was really tough in places because of the idiomatic or other language choices used in translation that often threw me off I eventually learned to get over the translation issue, although it still made for a choppy read Having said that, the story turned out to be excellent, but very dark, very edgy, and the descriptions of Algeria during this time are just downright scary It is also a novel chock full of contrasts I ve already picked up book two in this series trilogy Double Blank, Autumn of the Phantoms , so obviously this first book was good enough to merit the reading of the second installment This probably isn t a book for everyone, but readers of dark and edgy crime fiction should like it, once they get past the language issues

  5. Rogue Reader says:

    Morituri is one of the most beautifully written, most eloquent works I ve ever read It s a nationalistic narrative of love for Algeria, a nostalic, longing for the Algeria not of today but of yesterday Set in contemporary Algeria, Superintendent Llob is just another policeman shot at, spat upon, despised Terrorism against the police is a daily fact of life and Llob investigates corruption, theft and homicide in the face of car bombings and snipers The work has an exquisite, exotic setting Morituri is one of the most beautifully written, most eloquent works I ve ever read It s a nationalistic narrative of love for Algeria, a nostalic, longing for the Algeria not of today but of yesterday Set in contemporary Algeria, Superintendent Llob is just another policeman shot at, spat upon, despised Terrorism against the police is a daily fact of life and Llob investigates corruption, theft and homicide in the face of car bombings and snipers The work has an exquisite, exotic setting I can close my eyes and feel the heat, feel the fear of the streets Khadra s language is extravagant, sensual The sun is often used as a metaphor for Algeria It s Monday A sullen sky dispenses its moroseness over the town The sun of my country is depressed The atrocities that the night bequeaths it have triumphed over its magic Yasmina Khadra is the pseudonym of Mohammed Moulessehoul, an Algerian army officer who left his country for France, where he lives in exile I was so fortunate to find this Toby Crime translation by David Herman at Powells in Portland, Oregon The series editor, Keith Botsford writes in the introduction to the work Toby Crime proposes a series in which crime novels from many literatures are first novels, and only then crime novels That is, they are written for a literature public by writers who engage with language and society, and pose genuine human dilemmas In that sense they go beyond crime to real life and real characters The crime will not always be murder and they will come in all shapes and sizes Right up my alley Thanks Toby Press I ll look forfrom Khadra, and also from this unique British imprintAshland Mystery

  6. Mari says:

    Nel paese dei quattro venti, le banderuole volteggiano Ormai, nel mio paese, a qualche preghiera dal buon Dio, ci sono giorni che sorgono unicamente per andarsene, e notti che sono nere soltanto per identificarsi con le nostre coscienzeUn amica in una sua recensione rifletteva su quanto poco conosciamo la storia pi recente di alcuni paesi, ed vero L Algeria non poi cos distante dall Italia eppure mi rendo conto di non sapere molto della guerra civile che l ha sconvolta per anni In que Nel paese dei quattro venti, le banderuole volteggiano Ormai, nel mio paese, a qualche preghiera dal buon Dio, ci sono giorni che sorgono unicamente per andarsene, e notti che sono nere soltanto per identificarsi con le nostre coscienzeUn amica in una sua recensione rifletteva su quanto poco conosciamo la storia pi recente di alcuni paesi, ed vero L Algeria non poi cos distante dall Italia eppure mi rendo conto di non sapere molto della guerra civile che l ha sconvolta per anni In questo contesto si muove il commissario Llob, un uomo ordinario ma tenace, spaventato da quello che gli succede intorno ma ben deciso a non arrendersi, a non lasciarsi intimorire dai potenti e dai corrotti.La malinconia di Llob ricorda un po quella di Montale di Izzo ma Algeri spaventa pi di Marsiglia Quest ultima profuma di spezie, mentre ad Algeri si respira paura, violenza, morte.Uno stile narrativo molto diverso rispetto a L Attentatrice, nel complesso il libro mi piaciuto, l ho trovato per un po confuso e non sempre facile da seguire

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  8. Nikos79 says:

    After reading Morituri, my sixth book by Khadra, the author is featured at the top places of my most read authors at the moment This book is the fist one of Llob series I m reading and a nice surprise to see a different kind of book compared to what I have read by him so far Set in Algiers in the beginning of 90 s, Morituri is a detective novel in which his central hero inspector Llob is trying to solve a case of the disappeared daughter of one of the big sharks of the city.More than this After reading Morituri, my sixth book by Khadra, the author is featured at the top places of my most read authors at the moment This book is the fist one of Llob series I m reading and a nice surprise to see a different kind of book compared to what I have read by him so far Set in Algiers in the beginning of 90 s, Morituri is a detective novel in which his central hero inspector Llob is trying to solve a case of the disappeared daughter of one of the big sharks of the city.More than this case, the book is an excellent portrait of the rotten society of the era, highlighting the big contrasts of the city, wealth, corruption, versus poverty and misery, while the number one huge problem is the upsurge of Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism in general So the book has a political background as well which makes itinteresting I liked a lot the characters, the dialogues between Llob and his assistance are really enjoyable and the whole plot and narration makes the book very atmospheric Very quick and easy reading I didn t find this side of Yasmina Khadra something unforgettable, which I feel for almost any detective story, I think it pales compared with the other books I have read by him so far, but I couldn t say that I had a bad time with it Actually I liked itthan these 3 stars may show It is just weaker than others but not bad at all My advice would be, don t stop in this one, weather you liked it or not, follow the writer in his non detective stories and I promise you, you are going to meet an excellent author who will capture your interest

  9. Tony says:

    I ve long been looking for an Arab crime novel, and so it was with glee that I found this one especially as I lived in Algiers for five years, where the book is set Khadra a pseudonym for a former Algerian army officer , has written three Superintendent Llob books, but I m not sure where this one fits into the trilogy Set in the mid to late 1990s, at the height of Algeria s Civil War in which several hundred thousand people have died , when the police were targets for Islamic insurgents, t I ve long been looking for an Arab crime novel, and so it was with glee that I found this one especially as I lived in Algiers for five years, where the book is set Khadra a pseudonym for a former Algerian army officer , has written three Superintendent Llob books, but I m not sure where this one fits into the trilogy Set in the mid to late 1990s, at the height of Algeria s Civil War in which several hundred thousand people have died , when the police were targets for Islamic insurgents, the story has a visceral edge, as the hero takes his life in his hand every day when he leaves his apartment.Both the story and the style owethan a little to Raymond Chandler, as the disenchanted hero is tasked with tracking down the missing daughter of a powerful mover and shaker The muscular prose tracks Llob and his sidekick as they trawl through the dregs of the city and the corrupt upper echelons in their attempt to stay alive and find the missing girl The story is full of twists and turns, as they deal with pimps, pushers, and perverts in order to find the truth All against a backdrop where certain neighborhoods are off limits to police, every rich person is slimy, and any package could be a bomb It s a quick read, and over the top in kind of a pulpy way, but well worth it if you re interested in having your stereotypes of the Arab world shattered This is apparently being made into a film here s hoping the other Llob books appear in English soon