The 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait was a turning point in modern Arab history. This paper is trying to investigate its impact upon the developments of the novel in the period 1990-2014 by surveying some novelistic phenomena and analyzing them horizontally. The number of novels has increased in an unprecedented way to the extent that our age is called “the age of the novel”. The number of long novels has decreased, and the number of shorter novels has been increasing. Most novels are formed of some interrelated stories. Writing novels has widely spread in all Arab countries, and a large number of new novelists have appeared during the time limit of this paper. The phenomena and techniques of the novel have witnessed technical and linguistic changes. Therefore, a change in the tools of its criticism has become necessary. Consequently, I have decided to study the novels of this period from a horizontal perspective in order to survey their linguistic and technical phenomena, interpret them socially and politically, and show how these developments serve novelistic functions. The new novels show influences of society, such as linguistic hybridization, using foreign words, and the change of the position of women who have gained great weight in the studied novels. These novels also show signs of postmodernist phenomena, magical realism, and many other phenomena that are not related to tradition, but to non-Arabic influences. They are also influenced by media, visual culture, the new concept of history, the impact of feminism, taboo, the appearance of what is called “the third sex,” its right to exist, and by the recent Arab spring. This shows that the novel has resumed its commitment to social causes that has been left for a long time.