Authority. The pain of living under political repression builds on every page of Abdel Aziz’ novel, The Queue. A populist uprising failed, and the authoritarian regime has installed a bureaucracy that presents citizens with the absurdity of their harsh reality. The pain Aziz describes is both physical and psychological. This examination of power and control contains deep insight and understanding. Readers looking to understand better our complex human condition, especially when under the stress of authoritarian rule, will find insights from this finely written novel.
Rating: Five-star (I love it)
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