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The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas

The Oracle of Stamboul - Michael David Lukas

I have such mixed feelings about this book. I really liked the writing style throughout, and the characters were very interesting. However, the plot felt a bit lacking, the repeated references to an imaginary literary work became frustrating, and the ending was just so disappointing ("that's it?!"). Not bad, but not great either.