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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The birthing house by Christopher Ransom

This is the new supernatural thriller from St. Martin's Press, 'The Birthing House' by Christopher Ransom.

As the Publishers weekly said "A blend of supernatural horror and psychological thriller, Ransom’s impressive debut chronicles a couple’s descent into madness after they purchase a 140-year-old Victorian house in rural Wisconsin . . . this addictively readable ghost story will keep readers up all night, with the lights on, of course."

I read the first two chapters and i found it intresting and very well written.

Click here to read the two first chapters.

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Free song: "Came to me"

The prince of the islamic pop releases a new song named "Came to me". The song was dedicated to Sami's fans for the holy month Ramadan.

He produced four versions each in a language; English, Arabic, Turkish and Farsi, as he always does. He was also generous enough to give the song for free!!
I liked the lyrics of the song and the music is a mix between traditional and modern.

You can download the song in MP3 here


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as a matter of 'fantasy' by my friend Alaa

a red sky and a white sun
happy death, a one-day year
sweet salt, a tortoise run
peaceful sleep, cold tears
could it happen
as a matter of fantasy

a white short dress, an umbrella
black bed sheets, pure tolerance
a young old man, a pretty gorilla
free slaves, lovely ignorance
could it happen
as a matter of fantasy

love and only love
things make the heart shake
true stuff that seem fake
though, i believe they could happen

could it happen?
as a matter of fa...
as a matter of fact


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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Palestine will be free by Maher Zain

It is my first time seeing a music video about Palestine in anime form. when it first started i was quite surprised but after few seconds i actually liked it.
It is also my first time listening to a song by Maher Zain, and this is a song from his new album "Thank you Allah".

I thought it was a good choice that his first MV was about Palestine. With everything that is still happening there it was just convinient.
The lyrics are written from the point of view of a child, the range of the palestinian population that suffers the most. He speaks about their daily struggle, about the violation of human rights and about their faith and believe that Palestine will be free.

The animation wasn't bad, it made me think of Space jam, where Michael Jordan was in the anime area with Bugs Bunny and the other guys. Maher was in the animated scene and somehow, even so the quality of it wasn't a hollywood style kind of thing, it looked good with the smoke and the effects. The drawing is good too, i liked how it gave the scenes a grunge look that described perfectly the tragedy as it is.

The music video tackled a very important subject for all muslims, and the issue was demonstrated in a very moving way.

And Palestine will be free inshallah.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

The book: The time traveler's wife

The author: Audrey Niffenegger

Pages: 373

A dazzling novel in the most untraditional fashion, this is the remarkable story of Henry DeTamble, a dashing, adventuresome librarian who travels involuntarily through time, and Clare Abshire, an artist whose life takes a natural sequential course. Henry and Clare's passionate love affair endures across a sea of time and captures the two lovers in an impossibly romantic trap, and it is Audrey Niffenegger's cinematic storytelling that makes the novel's unconventional chronology so vibrantly triumphant. An enchanting debut and a spellbinding tale of fate and belief in the bonds of love, The Time Traveler's Wife is destined to captivate readers for years to come.

Review from

The time traveler's wife is a marvelous story showing how love can survive time and space. Faith plays a big role in the events since Clair couldn't resist a normal life without it. She waits for him everytime he disappears, everytime she wakes up to find the empty side of the bed beside her empty with only his clothes and smell. She struggles and fights but their love wins, their love survives.
It's a very touching story with very moving events some of them overwhelming with joy and some of them are heartbraking.
The story is written in a simple but very good way. It was told from the point of view of both Clare and Henry the thing that gave the events a deep and emotional side.
I very much liked the book and i can't wait to watch the movie. Enjoy the trailor!

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