This one feels an overwhelming sense of under-achievement given that both his father and sister are published authors, but not him. He retired from social life several years ago, and exhibits no interest in meeting people. With an unhealthy obsession in everything morbid, he leans to the darker side. His life is a fusion of contradictions, his identity indefinable. Greatest literary influences are Karl Marx, George Orwell, Christopher Sykes, Edward Said and Carl Gustav Jung. His favourite book (currently) is The Yacoubian Building (Ala Al Aswany) and he has been a longtime fan of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series.