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E head of the Senate Intelligence Committee a war hero named Osama bin Laden will stop at nothing to hide the truth As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism politics and espionage they are confronted with uestions without any rational answers and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seemsAcclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but at the same time almost unimaginable Gripping subversive and unexpectedly moving The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fea. I just wanted to let you know that I finished reading Matt Ruff s new book The Mirage and I m over the moon about it it is so good It kept me up reading long into the night It begins on November 9 2001 Members of the Halal Police force are rousting a smuggler of wines and spirits from his boat on the Tigris Mustafa al Baghdadi is a member of this suad enforcing Islamic rules against the selling of spirits But this is a very different Baghdad than we are used to This is a major metropolis of modern buildings modern culture and modern crime We find out Mustafa is upset He and his wife Fadwa have had another argument He suspects it might be over his second wife who he regrets marrying In a piue he has taken their only car to work forcing her to take the El to the twin World Trade centre towers where she is meeting someone As Mustafa and the rest of the Halal suad are standing over their prisoner they hear the roar of a passenger jet engine impossibly close and incredibly loud flying in the direction of the twin towers An explosion is heard followed minutes later by sirens Mustafa know in his heart that Fadwa is deadThe story skips ahead 10 years The events of 119 are long past The War on Terror against the Christian States of America is winding down Mustafa is now a member of the AHS Arab Homeland Security the federal police force of the UAS United Arab States He is still mourning the death of Fadwa When a Christian Crusader attempts to blow himself up in a crowded market suare Mustafa almost gets himself killed His boss suspects he may have done it on purpose So he assigns a couple of members to his team a former ABI Arab Bureau of Investigationagent named Amal and his old friend Samir both to help him and keep and eye on him As the AHS continues investigating how this Crusader managed to get past the now very tight security Mustafa and his crew start hearing stories about the Mirage When they capture a Crusader alive he begins ranting about how all reality is just a mirage that in the real world America is a superpower and the states of the UAS are just rag tag 3rd world countries The Mirage however is a powerful story for Christians and Muslims alike and Mustafa finds out that powerful people like the gangster Saddam Hussein and his sons and the UAS Senator Osama Bin Laden are also interested in finding out the truth about itMatt Ruff weaves a very believable version of modern history but from the other side of the looking glass and in doing so exposes truths about the last 10 years In its essence it is a great mystery or political thriller It could also be seen as a fantasy But whatever genre you may want to call it is one heck of a readChristopher Moore is a huge fan as well and recently was promoting this book on his website and FaceBook page changes-in-the-land-indians-colonists-and-the-ecology-of-new-england into the unsettling world of terrorism politics and espionage they are confronted with uestions without any rational answers and the terrifying possibility that their world 99-stories-of-the-game is not what amazon-com-introducing-psychology-a-graphic-guide-introducing-ebook-nigel-benson-kindle-store it seemsAcclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that a-hauteur-de-b-eacute-b-eacute-s is eerily recognizable but at the same time almost unimaginable Gripping subversive and unexpectedly moving The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fea. 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Fa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage in the real world America is a superpower and the Arab states are just a collection of backward third world countries A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12 2001 that appears to support his claim Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story The president wants answers but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested partyThe gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation And th. While reading The Mirage I discovered there s a certain level of detail past which an author shouldn t go in any work of alternate history fiction and that level is reached passed and left in the desert dust in Matt Ruff s novel It s a great premise the Tigris and Euphrates Towers in the United Arab States are supposedly destroyed by Christian fundamentalist hijackers with airplanes and the UAS the world s lone superpower is then plunged into a disastrous War on Terror in North America but Ruff s determination to use so many real life personalities and inside jokes from our world nearly ruins it It s difficult to see people from this life who were so mentally disturbed like Timothy McVeigh Mohammed Atta or David Koresh as competent leaders in any other reality not to mention a 95 year old Lyndon B Johnson still being President in 2001 that was my definitive Whaaaaaaa moment in this book The joking references the CSI Damascus start to get stale and predictable halfway through The Library of Alexandria reference articles feel gimmicky an easy way out for the author to move the plot along without having to explain why the West fell into second and third world status after WWI And the ending After all this build up the simple supernatural explanation is disappointing There is a interesting story here maybe we readers need our own jinn to change the details for the better matriochkas-tome-2-dissidence interrogates a captured suicide bomber The prisoner claims that the world they are living sir-cumference-and-the-dragon-of-pi-a-math-adventure in the-acid-alkaline-diet-for-optimum-health-restore-your-health-by-creating-ph-balance-in-your-diet is a mirage hush-hush-forest in the real world America miss-manners-guide-to-a-surprisingly-dignified-wedding is a superpower and the Arab states are just a collection of backward third world countries A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12 2001 that appears to support his claim Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story The president wants answers but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only from-ice-to-flames-a-west-brothers-novel-english-edition interested partyThe gangster Saddam Hussein do-you-want-to-start-a-scandal is conducting his own one-man-out-curt-flood-versus-baseball-landmark-law-cases-and-american-society investigation And th. 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A mind bending novel in which an alternate history of 911 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East1192001 Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners They fly two into the Tigris Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh The fourth plane believed to be bound for Mecca is brought down by its passengersThe United Arab States declares a War on Terror Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington DC Summer 2009 Arab Homeland Security agent Musta. The date is 1192001 Christian fundamentalists from the Christian States of America hijack four jetliners and launch a suicide attack against the United Arab States Two jetliners crash into Tigris and Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad One crashes into the the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh The last one believed to be aimed for Mecca is brought down by the passengers The United Arab States declares a War on Terror and invades the CSA estabilishing the Green Zone in Washington DC Eight years later Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber The man claims that the world Mustafa knows is a mirage reality turned upside down in the real world America is a world superpower and the Arab states are just a bunch of backward thirld world countries A search of his apartment brings up a copy of The New York Times dated September 12 2001 reporting a terorrist attack on the Twin Towers in the cityThe premise of the novel is great potent with possibilities and the author obviously has a lot of fun with creating a world which is standing on its head Law Order Halal and CSI Damascus are popular TV shows and in bookstores one can find books like Christianity for the Ignorant On the internet people can browse the Library of Alexandria a user edited reference source Characters we know appear in reversed roles Osama bin Laden is a war hero but Saddam Hussein is still the bad guy There s a lot of similar references in this novel and spotting them out is great funHowever the biggest flaw of the text is the fact that it gets bogged down with mundanity the fun of the mirage concept is buried down under the rough parts which slow the pace down and make the reader slog along The ambitious idea and depth of changes introduced into the world deserved than this in parts it reads like any other contemporary thriller with characters sketched than developed focusing on the plotline which seems disjointed and unfocused The idea carries the whole novel along and hile I felt that the ending was satisfying I couldn t shake off the feeling that this novel deserved in the mirage world it would be thought provoking and memorable while in the real world it never really becomes than a sum of its parts depending on the clever gimmicks and idea of its author Overall I am glad that I ve read it and I think that the title suits it well it is like a mirage glittering with wonders which slowly evaporate as we approach it to take a good look


10 thoughts on “The Mirage

  1. says:

    When Christian fundamentalists destroy the Tigris and Euphrates towers on 119 the United Arab States declare a war on terror on the nations of North America Eight years later Homeland security officers Mustafa Amal and Samir stumble upon relics from another world a world where America is a super power and the Middle East is a fractured regionOn the heels of Lovecraft Country I knew I had to read Matt Ruff This one sounded intriguing and

  2. says:

    The date is 1192001 Christian fundamentalists from the Christian States of America hijack four jetliners and launch a suici

  3. says:

    The Mirage is than an alternate history novel It’s a thought provoking inversion that turns the world on its head portr

  4. says:

    Matt Ruff has written a novel that in many ways is a perfectly fine political thriller Three government agents fight a terrorist plot and find themselves drawn into a world of political intrigue full of gangsters and corruption and gunfights At that level the book would be at home on a rack in an airport bookstore nothi

  5. says:

    While reading The Mirage I discovered there's a certain level of detail past which an author shouldn't go in any work of alternate history fiction and that level is reached passed and left in the desert dust in Matt Ruff's novel It's a great premise the Tigris and Euphrates Towers in the United Arab States are supposedly destroyed by Christian fundamentalist hijackers with airplanes and the UAS the world's lone superpower is then

  6. says:

    The best parts of Matt Ruff's alternate War on Terror world are when the story seems like a waking dream characters sense their version of events is not uite the reality yet the scenes are infused with details too vivid to be anything less These parts especially during the first half of the novel open the reader's eyes to new perspectives on what Americans must think of as an unchangeable cultural moment But also as with a dream the longer

  7. says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I finished reading Matt Ruff’s new book The Mirage and I’m over the moon about it it

  8. says:

    sorta disappointing what could have been an amazing novel just reads like genre fiction with a purported purpose the characters are flat and police proceduralish saddam and bin laden are evil and written with zero depth and this is a trap many writers fall into that evil characters should be written with no depth and complexity but evil actio

  9. says:

    While the world building was cool it didn't uite live up to Lovecraft Country which to be fair this was written first so Matt Ruff has grown as a writer I really think the concept an alternate history version of 911 was grea

  10. says:

    Overall the book was okay but problematicSome of the worldbuilding in this book was brilliant from small funny details CSI Halal Christianity fo

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