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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
Brazzaville: A Sequel to Casablanca by Pablo Omar Zaragoza and Susan Giffin is the authors’ interpretation of what happens to the characters after the movie ended. While getting on a plane and getting away from the danger seemed like a great idea at the time, Rick had no idea that he would be putting both Ilsa and Victor in far more danger. Upon landing, they were protected by the British Secret Service, but soon Victor is killed by the Nazis and Ilsa becomes a puppet of the Spanish government. Rick has no idea what is happening to the two and marries Yvonne, his ex-girlfriend. Soon he has to fight the Germans and think about his survival. Knee-deep in the middle of something they don’t want anything to do with, this group of people must fight and claw their way out of a life they don’t want to lead.
Who hasn’t watched and loved Casablanca? It was great revisiting these characters who have been a favorite of Baby Boomers. The authors do a great job at keeping the integrity of the characters alive and kept them as close to the original as possible. The fast pace and the intense atmosphere of the novel kept the story going and ensured that the reader would not want to stop reading. It was great how the characters were given their own space where the readers could see them develop and enjoy them. I also enjoyed how it felt like I was watching everything play out right in front of my eyes as I read this novel. It was very descriptive and very vivid, a quality that I thoroughly enjoyed!