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Sue Scott

Edina, MN USA | Member Since 2004

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  • The Good Son

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Michael Gruber
    • Narrated By Neil Shah
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (96)
    Story
    (92)

    Somewhere in Pakistan, Sonia Laghari and eight fellow members of a symposium on peace are being held captive by armed terrorists. Laghari, a deeply religious woman as well as a Jungian psychologist, has become the de facto leader of the kidnapped group. While her son, Theo, an ex-Delta soldier, uses his military connections to find and free the victims, Sonia Laghari tries to keep them all alive by working her way into the kidnappers’ psyches and interpreting their dreams.

    Mary Shore says: "A very smart thriller, very well read."
    "Worst book I have read in a long time."
    Overall

    Came across this book on a list of recommended summer reads, suggested it to my book club, and it was selected as this month's book. I finished the book only as penance for having recommended it to friends. The book has a ham-handed narrative that uses lame excuses for protracted narrative of one aspect of this convoluted story line or another. The extended telling of the protagonist's life story is only interrupted by occasional questions to his patience girl friend asking if she is bored yet. I wanted to shout that I was, indeed, very, very bored. My favorite moment in this endless life story is when the girl friends says she has to go pee...

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful

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