DUBAI: Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein wrote and published a romantic novel in 2000, and its available on Amazon.
The novel, entitled "Zabiba and the King," is a love story based on a king and a simple, yet beautiful, commoner named Zabiba, who is married to a cruel and unloving husband who forces himself upon her against her will, according to the book's selling page on Amazon.
But according to the description, the story is a metaphor for the American-led invasion on Iraq, the king being Saddam, Zabiba represents the Iraqi people and the cruel husband -- the US.
The book was apparently translated into English by an American businessman who wanted to "satisfy his own curiosity," the website description adds.
The book, priced at $13.41, has received a 2.6 score out of a possible five star rating on Amazon, with reviewers calling it "Saddam's inner world" and claiming its a "butchered" version of American novelist Margaret Landon's 1944 book "Anna and the King of Siam."
And another critiqued the book describing it as typical of a first novel. ___
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