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5 Books to Skim Through This Week

Wed 29 Jan 2020 | 01:20 PM
Ahmed Yasser

You still have plenty of time to start reading good and entertaining books . There are 5 books through this week. there are plenty of highly-anticipated releases on the way.


Aly El-Alfy re-writing this edition of the Pharaonic Books of Genesis, known as “Gyptana”, first completed it in 1988, yet it remained unpublished for twenty-two years, until finally Dar Rawafed, apublishing house, printed it.

El-Alfy had to edit the Gyptana several times after reviewing the old historical works by Herodotus and others who wrote the texts that have reached the public from ancient times.

Gyptana represents one of the authentic sources for some of the writings of the Hebrews, and in particular some sections of the old testament.

It is one of the highest manifestations of the Egyptian enlightened consciousness, which spread throughout the old world, impacted many of the cultures at the time and designated the ”Dawn of Conscience” by the archaeologist Breasted.

2- King of Scars

King of Scars is a forthcoming novel by ”Leigh Bardugo”,set in the Grishaverse and focused on the character Nikolai Lantsov. It is set to be released on January 29,2019.

”Nikolai Lantsov” has always had a gift for the impossible. No one knows what he endured in his country’s bloody civil war and he intends to keep it that way. Now,as enemies gather at his weakened borders the young king must find a way to refill ”Ravka’s” coffers,forge new alliances and stop a rising threat to the once-great ”Grisha Army”.

With the help of a young monk and a legendary ”Grisha Squaller”,”Nikolai” will journey to the places in ”Ravka” where the deepest magic survives to vanquish the terrible legacy inside him. He will risk everything to save his country and himself.

3- “Silent Spring”

“Silent Spring” is as groundbreaking controversial and relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1962. It’s strange to read “Silent Spring” after more than 50 years from its publication in a handsome new edition from the America library .

Now it seems like a dispatch from disappeared world in large part because of “Silent Spring”.

Carson’s book appeared first in serialized form in the New Yorker in June 1962, drawing much attention from other media and a promise by then-former president ”Kennedy” to investigate the claims in this book. A few weeks after Kennedy’s promise, the book itself came out.

The book jumped to the best-seller book list and stayed there for months, selling more than 600,000 copies in it’s first six months.


“Ohio” by Stephen Markley: This debut novel set at a class reunion, churns with such ambitious social statements and insights on hot-button issues of the past dozen years, there’s a real pleasure in this hopscotching narrative with each new point of view, a clearer sense of the hidden story emerges as the reader slowly pieces together some shocking revelations.

5-Atlas of Reds and Blues by Devi S. Laskar

The book is a deeply moving novel about an American-born woman with ”Bengali” immigrant parents and the racism she faces raising her three daughters. It’s based on Devi S. Laskar’s own experience of police raiding her home.