Jewel of Medina

The Literary Saloon has a good post collecting reviews of "The Jewel of Medina," the novel about the Prophet Mohammed's young wife Aisha that made it into the news mostly thanks to the kind of idiotic reaction that one can unfortunately almost count on. 

Unsurprisingly, most reviewers agree the book (which is described as a "bodice-ripper" and has a scene in which the protagonist's marriage is consummated) is pretty mediocre. But it's apparently the #1 selling book in Serbia (I'm still not sure why). Let's just hope Egyptian clerics and tabloid editors don't get ahold of this story, or we'll have another Danish cartoons situation.