The World In the Satin Bag blog,select their best of the year, with Osama chosen as the best novel of 2011.
Lavie Tidhar messed with my head. Really. Osama is one of the few novels I have had the pleasure to read that left me reeling at the end. The book still haunts me, like a twisted ghost creature in literary form, banging on my walls, slamming my doors, and breaking my expensive Chinese teacups. Osama is one of the most beautiful works of SF/F literature I’ve had the pleasure to read since I became an SF/F fan. It’s on my list of Masterworks, that’s for sure.