Well written and thoroughly researched using mostly primary resources, this book gives a detailed account of the year 1967 from the Israeli perspective. Not restricting himself solely to the 6 Day War but socieo-economic, cultural, historical, as well as military aspects of that pivotal year. The book seems to be objective citing the good and the bad of the decisions of the Israeli government and military during 1967. So much background information is provided that the book is occassionaly tedious, nonetheless the book is highly recommended.
Its timeless brilliance, scope, and dare I say majesty. It is simply one of the top ten Sci-fi novels of all time. It is, what, 40 years old, or thereabouts, and it is still modern, original and extremely well written.
Others complain about the narration, but I felt it was fine, perhaps not the best but more than adequate.
Where are the other Rama stories? Come on, lets get the rest on audio!
The story line was great, but the constant repetition of info became tedious. Here is Langdon being chased one again with the female lead in tow and each time they or anyone else solves another part of the "puzzle" they play 20 questions with whomever they are with. No one ever straight up says what they have found out, they make a game of it. Robert is under a severe deadline, national security is on the line, lives are in danger and he plays 20 questions with everyone, and everyone plays 20 questions with him. Langdon also says to the effect "I don't believe it." or "impossible" about 100 times throughout the book which makes him look like a extremely well educated idiot. Way too much backstory. The gruesome parts are too long and too gruesome. Saying all of this, it is still worth a credit, I mean, it is written by Dan Brown. We all know he can do better, and I most sincerely hope he does so n the future.
Yes, because he has written great stories like the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons.
Very complex plot, which in itself is not bad, but in this case poorly executed. Narration was very good, unfortunately the story was not. The lead character is in complete denial throughout 85-90% of the book as to the reality of his situation to the point being very aggravating. The ending is rather ho-hum and is not satisfying; when I read fiction I prefer the “good guys’ to win decisively.
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