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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

READ TUESDAY 2014. KHALID MUHAMMAD, AGENCY RULES: A REPORT FROM A FUGITIVE.



For this year's READ TUESDAY, I offered to link to audio items by authors, scribblers, and other practitioners of tale-tellery. I didn't think anyone would get back to me.

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Late into last night, a mysterious figure moved through the dusty streets of Saidu Sharif - buried deep in the north of Pakistan's Swat Valley. That's the place Saidu Sharif, and not the mysterious figure.
   He's still going.
   The man dodged a dozen jezail bullets just to reach an internet café. I couldn't pull up a Google Street View for Saidu Sharif, but I located all the internet cafés with ease.
   Anyway, Khalid Muhammad isn't there now. He ditched the tail, made a brush-pass at the fall-back rendezvous, and spent another six hours wondering if the dead in dead drop might just be literal.
   Judge for yourselves.
   Here's Khalid Muhammad talking about his espionage book, Agency Rules, Never an Easy Day at the Office, on an audio interview: MYTHBEHAVING WITH KHALID.

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