Viken Berberian

Viken Berberian's first novel, The Cyclist, was a poetic examination of the mind of a burgeoning terrorist and his love of less ideological pleasures such as fine Mediterranean hummus. Not only was it incredibly timely, considering the events of September 11, 2001, but it was also tremendously written and garnered him comparisons to none other than Albert Camus.

Now, as if being equated to a French icon wasn't enough, his second novel, Das Kapital, has French critics dizzily searching for new superlatives. Is it Berberian's gift for augury or is it his talent with words? Likely both, but read on for yourself.


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