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...

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Title:The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories
Author:Mahvesh Murad
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ISBN:1781084173
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:278 pages

The Djinn Falls in Love & Other Stories Reviews

  • Aimal (Bookshelves & Paperbacks)
    Aug 30, 2016
    “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 as vampires, ...
  • Margaret
    Oct 22, 2016
    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 idea there were so man...
  • 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 to call them); th...
  • Nigel
    Jan 07, 2017
    In brief - Some very good stories - 3.5/5 probably.In fullThis 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 be quite "devilish"...
  • Melanti
    Feb 28, 2017
    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 twenty stories sta...
  • Amy Nicole
    Mar 15, 2017
    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 Arab counties, so...
  • Carly
    Mar 14, 2017
    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 on the concept ...
  • Alina
    Mar 07, 2017
    ***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 already knew and read be...
  • Anum Shaharyar
    Mar 31, 2017
    Review Part 1 – Congregation by Kamila ShamsieKamila 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 to me that i...
  • Jen
    Apr 10, 2017
    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, 2017.3.5 stars -...