Clockwork Cairo

The Angel of Khan el-Khalili (Dead Djinn, #0.6)
by P. Djèlí Clark

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Taking place in Khan el-Khalili, the big bazaar in the heart of Cairo. Our main character is looking for an angel and a miracle… Forgiveness and retribution are the theme in this one. 

The story is narrated in second-person, which I find really hard to like as a reader. 

Straight forward story, not much in terms of plot, more of a small character study. It was ok.

If you want to find the Angel of Khan el-Khalili, you have to make your way to the market at night.

9 thoughts on “Clockwork Cairo

    1. Tomorrow I will post the review of The Haunting of Tram Car 015. That‘s the longest of these three novelettes/novellas.

      And in June I will read his first full-length novel, Master of Djinn, set in the same world. Three of those four works will be my June submission for our #ReadPOC2021 TBR pile.

      His short story „The Secret Lives of the Nine Negro Teeth of George Washington“ won a Nebula in 2018 or was a finalist—not sure right now. It was my first story written by him. Ring Shout is supposed to be good as well, but I haven‘t read it yet.

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