Frankenstein in Baghdad Q6: Mysticism
“But the Americans, besides their arsenal of advanced military hardware, possessed a formidable army of djinn, which was able to destroy the djinn that this magician and his assistants had mobilized."
Mysticism pervades the book, from the four beggars who strangled each other to the Tracking and Pursuit Department to the very existence of Whatsitsname himself. Did anything particularly stand out to you? Where does this leave us in a world where 'orientalism' is a concern?