There are so many references to this book (I recommend "Reading Lolita in Tehran") I had to "read" it. It was very vivid and disturbing. I was not prepared for the extent to which it was. It was beautifully written for the most part. It was about twice as long as it needed to be and the ending was very confusing. If you want to spend some time in the mind of a pediphile - this is your book. Even if you don't - this was very interesting.
This was such an enlightening book. I finally feel like I understand why this war is such a fiasco - but written very charitibly in regards to the good intentions of those involved. Very engaging.
Totally implausible plot - but very entertaining. Total brain candy.
A real page turner, so to speak. Engaging characters, interesting plot, good narration.
I couldn't even get through this book. I thought it was a classic, but it was so cheesy! It was written for 3rd grade bible study students with WAY too much thou doest and thy prophesize.
Disturbing on many levels but puts you in the time and place.
Engaging story - narrator does poor girl voices. Not exactly a mystery novel. The author is indulgent in his leaps to conclusions conveniently supported by subsequent evidence. Entertaining nevertheless.
I preferred Collapse by Jarrod Diamond. Guns, Germs & Steel was good but not as engaging.
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