'Alif the Unseen' Chapters 1 through 5: Discuss!

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January's book is G. Willow Wilson's brand new Alif the Unseen. For the first week, we're going to be reading up through Chapter 5. The book, which was one of the New York Times' notable books for 2012, is about a hacker on the run in the Middle East. That's about all we know so far, but feel free to join in the discussion right here as we start the new year with a new book. As a reminder: only discuss up through Chapter 5, and no spoilers beyond that point, please. Enjoy!