“Game of thrones” in the Eastern style. The story, written by the executed Iraqi leader, the tyrant Saddam Hussein, will appear on bookshelves in the UK in December this year, just in time for the tenth anniversary of the death of its author. The book is already released in Japan, Turkey and other countries, but the English language will be translated for the first time.
The Guardian reported, citing the words of representatives of the publishing house Hesperus, that story promises to be a bestseller, because it resembles a cross between “house of cards” and “Game of thrones”. The book tells about the people living on the banks of the Euphrates thousands of years, who must defend their land from foreign invaders.
What is the name of the book in the English version, not yet invented. In other countries, the name sounds something like “Dancing with the devil” and “Devil, get out!”.
The manuscript was smuggled the daughter of Saddam, raghad. In 2005 the book was first published in the Jordan, but circulation was immediately withdrawn. At the same time, there were many unofficial versions of it. The New York Times comments on the book of Hussein as a “cheap fiction”, which “is forgotten the next day.
Recall that Saddam Hussein led Iraq from 1973 to 2003. The United States saw him as a threat. In 2003, coalition military troops of America, Britain and Australia took him prisoner. In 2006, Saddam was sentenced to death, and in December of the same year he was executed.