A review of The Mirage by the brilliant Matt Ruff.

This was a superb book really. The genius of it was to craft a parallel world where the perspectives on the US’s misadventures in the Muslim world were completely reversed. It was very dry and brilliant satire. So I totally enjoyed that. But then with the set up complete, the book started to lose it’s focus for me. The ending was a bit confusing for me. Perhaps I just didn’t get it. Matt Ruff is certainly brilliant enough to write something that I just couldn’t understand. But there it is. Recommended, but admire it for the very clever premise. The endgame isn’t the highlight of this book.