Alina Utserova Utserova itibaren Dubskoye, Nizhegorodskaya oblast', Rusya, 607418
Ah, controversy. Look, I love DeLillo, but it took me three years (I am not kidding) to get through this one. It races along until the Airborne Toxic Event, after which point I plodded, put it down for months, picked it up again, down, started over, etc etc etc. You know how it goes. Maybe in a different mindset I would have found the enjoyment others have found. But I gotta go with: first half-5, second half-2.5, overall-3.
a lop-sided view of egyptian society...entertaining and fast moving
This book is part propaganda, part scare-tactic, for right-wing conservatism. While I enjoyed Colson's earlier books, this book (and others) are pretty much party-line with the Religious Right. If you've enjoyed this book, you'll also most likely enjoy the works of Bill O'Reilly and Ann Coulter.
I liked the book, but there were parts that seemed quite odd to me. As you will see on the book jacket, the story is about a party where South American rebels take hostages. I guess I didn't feel like any of the characters were as concerned as they should be about being taken hostage. There was an underlying apathy to all of their reactions that made it a little hard to grasp the gravity of their situation. All in all, it is a good read and one I would recommend for discussion in a group. It will bring up many interesting reactions from different viewpoints
I loved this book! a beautiful true story. I have never sobbed from reading a book before . . . it was just so powerful.