Review:  <i>De Niro’s Game</i> by Rawi Hage

Today, in January Magazine’s fiction section, M. Wayne Cunningham reviews De Niro’s Game by Rawi Hage. Says Cunningham:

Set mostly in the Beirut of civil war Lebanon in the 1980s, the dark, fast paced story involves two long-time youthful friends, Bassam and George, the latter assuming the persona of the Russian roulette playing Robert De Niro of The Deer Hunter. With time on their hands, mayhem on their minds, a motorcycle for transport and a willingness to kill, they roar around the ravaged city, “aimless, beggars and thieves, horny Arabs with curly hair and open shirts and Marlboro packs rolled in our sleeves, dropouts, ruthless nihilists with guns, bad breath and long American jeans.”

Read the full review here.

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