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Pure By Timothy Mo,

  • Title: Pure
  • Author: Timothy Mo
  • ISBN: 9781873262795
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Timothy Mo doesn t hang about His new novel his first for than a decade dumps the reader straight into the world of Snooky, a Muslim born in 198 and named Ahmed, now a Thai ladyboy and award winning film critic for the Siam New Sentinel, who refers to herself in the third person, a habit that she brought to English from Siamese It s one of the novel s innumerTimothy Mo doesn t hang about His new novel his first for than a decade dumps the reader straight into the world of Snooky, a Muslim born in 198 and named Ahmed, now a Thai ladyboy and award winning film critic for the Siam New Sentinel, who refers to herself in the third person, a habit that she brought to English from Siamese It s one of the novel s innumerable instances of east west imbrication and exchange In Mo s analysis, there s no such thing as racial or ideological purity As Snooky points out, even the western is pretty eastern.
    Pure Timothy Mo doesn t hang about His new novel his first for than a decade dumps the reader straight into the world of Snooky a Muslim born in and named Ahmed now a Thai ladyboy and award winning f

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    1. It is over 10 years since Timothy Mo s last novel, but Pure has been worth the wait Mo has written an effervescent novel overflowing with verbal ticks and tricks, addressing some serious topics in a most unusual way The book is set in southern Thailand, where a small but vigourous Islamic insurgency, vaguely linked with global backers, dreams of a South Asian caliphate and embarks on a campaign of terrorism In an effort to infiltrate one of the Islamic cells, the police recruit a most unlikely d [...]

    2. The first novel to be written by Timothy Mo in over 10 years is set in contemporary Thailand, and the main character is Ahmed, who prefers to be called Snooky, a narcissistic ladyboy transvestite from a Muslim family in southern Thailand who does drugs on a regular basis and steals from upscale stores and his her straight male clients to support her decidedly non Islamic lifestyle in the heart of Bangkok She and her fellow katoeys are caught by vice squad officers in flagrante delicto during a d [...]

    3. This is a fabulous book, a story of 9 11 as told from deep within a provincial terrorist enclave in the Muslim south of Thailand, with side trips to Singapore, Bangkok, and Mindanao The protagonists are a transgender Thai who is inveigled into a role as mole only to be captured by Stockholm syndrome and self elect to betray his minders a pyscho Pakistani sheikh and terrorist guru who is completely uncomplicated in his world view and a British spymaster and Oxford professor living in a bygone era [...]

    4. When I picked this book up and read the inside cover, I would have never guessed that this book was about I really want to say what it s about but here s a spoiler alert anyway view spoiler an Asian Muslim transvestite hide spoiler Needless to say, that pretty much hooked me to the book as the protagonist is usually not one that we or maybe it s just me usually see in fiction It s not really one of those things you wonder about Definitely an interesting combination.While the book was absolutely [...]

    5. This is such an inventive, word play, kinetic book which seems to bounce from idea to idea, from paragraph to paragraph It almost reads like a book on drugs It will not be a book for those used to well mannered chick lit with parasols and martha s vineyard or whatever US coastline is trendy at the moment This is very much in your face, grab you by your shoulders and shake shake shake till you drop all those senseless sequel novels with multiple authors you know who and then show you what a true [...]

    6. a very clever, innovative ideaisted but somehow it got plausible Mo is witty had me laugh out loud I think Mo had the characterizations righteach felt different as well as true structurally the book needed to be tightened up and there are times when a point seems drawn out longer I learned a lot and I enjoyed it.Mo does a very good post colonial critique, showing the arrogance and ineptitude of the British.

    7. Very interesting book about southern Thailand and Muslim activist, great to read a book from their perspective Perhaps a bit too clever at time and certainly better on e reader so you can easily find the meaning of words through the dictionary function.

    8. Try as I might I just can t get into this book, I picked it up as the plain white cover grabbed my attention I really hoped I would love it, but alas I just can t get into it.

    9. This is a wonderful book,genuinely thought provoking but full of very dark, and in some ways dangerous, humour.

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