Dubai by Robin Moore

This book is supposedly banned in Dubai but it’s relatively easy to find a second-hand (or third/fourth/fifth hand) copy there, pretty much every long-term expat has read it. “Fitz Lodd” usually raises a chuckle, and there are many who claim to know who he was based on as well as other characters in the book. … Continue reading Dubai by Robin Moore

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Round the Bend by Nevil Shute

An unusual, fascinating and even disturbing book. A highly enjoyable read. Round the Bend is one book where you really should avoid spoilers. Specifically for the last page, which will turn many of your perceptions on their head and also cause you to rethink other things you have read. The (non spoiler) plot follows the … Continue reading Round the Bend by Nevil Shute