Monday, July 15, 2024

At the Cairo Book Fair… Novel “The Observed Door”: Tales from Legends


A novel titled “The Observed Door” by Sameh Mabrouk was recently published and is scheduled to be presented at the 55th Cairo International Book Fair starting January 24 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center in the Fifth Settlement.

Novel cover

In the introduction to the narrator, it is said: “Twelve hours behind a locked door in a cursed house in twelve rooms, this terrifying and unique adventure takes place, in which the two heroes of the novel, Shihab and Saif, face their worst nightmares. When their love of adventure and mystery pushes them to face one of the woven haunted houses, there are many legends surrounding it and it is located in one of the villages of Al-Sharqiya Governorate. Many chaotic and unexpected events take place in twelve consecutive rooms for twelve hours.

In a few lines of his book, the writer describes this experience in the words of one of the heroes of the novel:: Unknown. The unknown costs a person effort, knowledge, work, money, life or even his soul, so that man is in an endless struggle with the unknown..

It is noteworthy that the novel The Observed Door is the third long work of the author Same Mabrouk after the novel Zarath and Sattar which was the literary record of the life of the sage Zarathushtra and the novel published in 2020. Catatonia – Withtravel Symptoms, which deals with the decline of the age of technology in a humorous and fantasy framework. The novel Catatonia was published in 2021, and he also published a collection of short stories titled Trends and Tobacco in 2022. , and will return this year.

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