The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories

A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and breakthrough international writers. Imagine a world filled with fierce, fiery beings, hiding in our shadows, in our dreams, under our skins. Eavesdropping and exploring; savaging our bodies, saving our souls. They are monsters, saviours, victims, childhood friends. S A fascinating collection of new and classic tales of the fearsome Djinn, from bestselling, award-winning and brea...

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Title:The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
Author:Mahvesh Murad
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Djinn Falls in Love and Other Stories
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:284 pages pages

The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories Reviews

  • Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
    Mar 11, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

  • Alan
    Dec 29, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

  • Sara Norja
    Jan 29, 2018

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

    There are some books you get because of their title. Stories about Djinn? Why would I not want to read them! Since it is a collection of stories so there is bound to be a mix of good & average stories with an occasional masterpiece. For me the story by Sami Shah was plain brilli...

    There were quite a few stories that captured my interest. I liked that the stories were unique; you had stories that were set in olden times and ones that were more modern. The djinn in these stories were from different nationalities and settings, and it allowed them to be transformed ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I absolutely loved this! Usually with an anthology I find myself kind of wading through it by the halfway point - there are a few good stories, a few okay ones, and then a lot that are either boring ...

    This is one of the best themed anthologies I've read. Sure, there were some stories I enjoyed less, but that will pretty much always be the case in an anthology. But I thought this was just so well put together. I loved how diverse the stories were in terms of setting and genre despite...

  • Leah Rachel
    May 15, 2018

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

  • Melanti
    Feb 28, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

  • Althea Ann
    Oct 04, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

  • tyto
    Jan 02, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

  • Devann
    Apr 02, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

    There are some books you get because of their title. Stories about Djinn? Why would I not want to read them! Since it is a collection of stories so there is bound to be a mix of good & average stories with an occasional masterpiece. For me the story by Sami Shah was plain brilli...

    There were quite a few stories that captured my interest. I liked that the stories were unique; you had stories that were set in olden times and ones that were more modern. The djinn in these stories were from different nationalities and settings, and it allowed them to be transformed ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I absolutely loved this! Usually with an anthology I find myself kind of wading through it by the halfway point - there are a few good stories, a few okay ones, and then a lot that are either boring ...

  • Carly
    Mar 14, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

  • Louise
    Apr 01, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

  • Amy Nicole
    Mar 15, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

  • Gray
    Feb 17, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

  • Jill Elizabeth
    Feb 27, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

  • Margaret
    Oct 22, 2016

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

  • Steve Cran
    Jul 18, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

  • Kristen
    Apr 27, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

  • Anum Shaharyar
    Mar 31, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

  • Shari Kay
    Apr 19, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

  • Jen
    Apr 10, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

  • Nigel
    Jan 07, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

  • Ewelina
    Oct 29, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

  • Lukasz
    May 09, 2018

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

  • Mubeen Irfan
    Jul 19, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

    There are some books you get because of their title. Stories about Djinn? Why would I not want to read them! Since it is a collection of stories so there is bound to be a mix of good & average stories with an occasional masterpiece. For me the story by Sami Shah was plain brilli...

  • K.J. Charles
    Jul 24, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

  • Sharkie
    May 20, 2018

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

    There are some books you get because of their title. Stories about Djinn? Why would I not want to read them! Since it is a collection of stories so there is bound to be a mix of good & average stories with an occasional masterpiece. For me the story by Sami Shah was plain brilli...

    There were quite a few stories that captured my interest. I liked that the stories were unique; you had stories that were set in olden times and ones that were more modern. The djinn in these stories were from different nationalities and settings, and it allowed them to be transformed ...

    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I absolutely loved this! Usually with an anthology I find myself kind of wading through it by the halfway point - there are a few good stories, a few okay ones, and then a lot that are either boring ...

    This is one of the best themed anthologies I've read. Sure, there were some stories I enjoyed less, but that will pretty much always be the case in an anthology. But I thought this was just so well put together. I loved how diverse the stories were in terms of setting and genre despite...

    I'm not sure what I was expecting heading into this book, but it was SO GOOD. Each story brought something unique to the table, and was enjoyable in it's own way. Put them all together and it just... worked. Really well. I can't pick any favourites, or else I'd be doing a disservice...

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Aug 30, 2016

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

  • Alina
    Mar 07, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

  • Hannah
    Jan 15, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

  • imyril
    Apr 12, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

  • Vishaka Rajan
    Mar 13, 2017

    Wonderfully immersive and original stories. This collection was unlike most books I have read in recent years. Mahvesh Murad and Jared Shurin collected wonderful stories from all over the world showcasting the different types of Djinns (or Jinns, or Genies or whatever you would like...

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Solaris / Rebellion Publishing in exchange for an honest review. A wide variety of short tales featuring very different types of djinns/jinns/genies, some anchored in reality, some in mysticism, others SF-ish. Some authors I alread...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire.? (Quran 15:26-27) As a Muslim, lore for me has been rather different than the lore you might have grown up with. Of course there are no such things a...

    I'll admit I was a bit wary when I picked up Djinn Falls In Love: tempted by authors such as K.J. Parker and Claire North, I worried that the collection itself might suffer from repetition. I needn't have worried. The collection demonstrates a truly staggering variety of perspectives o...

    Thanks to Netgalley and Rebellion Publishing for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. "When Allah created man out of clay, Allah also created the djinn out of fire."--Mahvesh Murad, from the Introduction. This is a really wonderful collection. I had no ...

    Review Part 1 ? Congregation by Kamila Shamsie Kamila Shamsie is undeniably one of Pakistan?s biggest names when it comes to author popularity. Along with her counterpart Mohammad Hanif, she is the author I knew about before I knew much about Pakistani fiction. So it made sense ...

    It's been a while since I read an anthology. I had high hopes for this one as I'm more than keen on supernatural folklore. This collection contains twenty-two stories and poems on the theme of djinn - the spirit of fire. The anthology may shock readers raised on Disney cartoons. If...

    I think the best way I can review this to collection is to say that when I finished it, I clicked straight back to the table of contents, went down the list of authors, and added a stack of books to my TBR. It really is excellent. It ranges from Arabian Nights pastiche to modern da...

    An excellent collection! There's a huge variety of stories in so many ways: a wide variety of genres, a wide variety of authors, a wide variety of ways in which the djinn are portrayed. That diversity makes for a really interesting collection that doesn't get repetitive even after ...

    I finally finished this book, after 10 days of reading one or two (or more) stories almost everyday. I have some closing thoughts that I'll share at the end of this review, after the individual reviews of the various short stories. . . The Djinn Falls in Love by Hermes, Read April 7...

    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably. In full This book has 21 stories on the subject of Djinns. With one or two exceptions these appear to be new stories. The djinns are mainly an Islamic concept and the spelling varies almost as much as the characteristics. They can...

    Hermes (trans. Robin Moger) ? The Djinn Falls in Love A poem. *** Kamila Shamsie ? The Congregation A young man wakes up early to go to mosque one morning - and ends up in a bizarre alternate dimension where the djinn worship. He meets a supernatural being that he feels an odd...

    I received this from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a collection of stories about djinn (jinn/genie/etc), a concept that can be found in a variety of cultures. The stories run the gamut in terms of genre and culture, with each author being allowed to write (and ...

    This is such an interesting collection of stories all centered around the topic of djinn (aka genie) folklore. Some of these are retellings of ancient myths, others have multicultural influences, some are high fantasy and others are literary. Some stories are set in Africa, some in Ara...

    *I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review* I have not read anything with Genies, nothing NADA! So when I saw this I jumped on the chance to read it. I love reading short story collections, you get to read from authors that you ...

    Full review here, on my blog. It?s not often that I find an anthology in which I truly enjoy every story presented. I mean, it?s hard to please someone 100% of the time, amirite? That said, I didn?t dislike any of these stories, and that?s quite an achievement. I had only he...

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a great idea to gather all those short stories, all those different visions and perspectives on the djinn in one place. Obviously, as it's always the case with anthologies, I liked some of the stories more than the others. One I did n...

    Sounds like it'd be over my head https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... ...

    With contributors from all around the world, this collection of short stories is as remarkable for its variety as it is for its quality. Murad & Shurin have given their contributors an open brief, and the results are dazzling. My favourite tale was Reap by Sami Shah - one of the...

    Come, sit closer to the fire. That's better. See how the flames dance in your storyteller's eyes. Perhaps those flecks of orange, red and gold are merely reflections?but you must know that the eyes of djinn are also said to flicker in just this way. It makes no difference... whether...

    The djinn are coming into their own it seems, now a days we are seeing an explosion of literature and movies about the Djinn. This is a book of short stories about or including the Djinn. These beings called fhe Djinn are being created by Allah of smokeless fire. Angels are being of li...

    The Djinn Falls in Love edited by Mahvesh Murad is a glorious collection of stories centering around jinn, djinn, genies, written by some great fantasy authors of our time. There wasn?t one disappointing tale in the book, and they swing from experimental to horror to oral folklore?...

    ?Indeed We created man from dried clay of black smooth mud. And We created the Jinn before that from the smokeless flame of fire? (Quran 15:26-27) Up until quite recently, I was only familiar with the word ?genie? as a descriptor for supernatural beings that have a reputatio...

    So many authors are the reason I picked this one up - Helene Wecker, Maria Dahvana Headley, Amal El-Mohtar, Usman T. Malik and Nnedi Okorafor just to name a few... I love a good djinn tale, and this anthology somehow surpassed my already high expectations. An anthology often contains a...

    ight off the bat let me admit that I'm not a huge fan of short stories... Typically, I prefer my characters and plot lines more complex than shorts allow. That said, a number of my favorite authors seem to publish shorts in collections like this one frequently, so I occasionally pick t...

    There are some books you get because of their title. Stories about Djinn? Why would I not want to read them! Since it is a collection of stories so there is bound to be a mix of good & average stories with an occasional masterpiece. For me the story by Sami Shah was plain brilli...

    There were quite a few stories that captured my interest. I liked that the stories were unique; you had stories that were set in olden times and ones that were more modern. The djinn in these stories were from different nationalities and settings, and it allowed them to be transformed ...