Wednesday, April 22, 2009

The Afghan--#24 finished

Book #24 was knocked out a little quicker than I thought it would be.  I never really got excited about The Afghan, it just kind of moved along for me.  There are interesting things and good info in the book but it never really got under my skin and turned into a page turner.  It seemed like it was always the other book that I was reading. 

Now I have noticed since finishing War & Peace it is kind of running like that, maybe I am just not in the mood yet to get too excited about a book.  That sounds more like an excuse after I read it--I just don't think it was that great of a book.  That is okay though like I said a lot of good stuff in the book so that part was good.  I guess I just remember reading The Day of the Jackal years ago and how that book just wowed me, The Afghan had none of that excitement.  Of course it is also about 20 years into the future as well, that probably has as much to do about it as anything that was written in the book.  Of course my expectations for a Forsyth book is kind of high and that probably effected my feelings on it as well.  

Like I said, good info in the book about Afghanistan and Islam as well as on the US & British intelligence services.  He wove into the story many of the main terrorists that are heard about in the news so it gives the reader a chance to see some insight into what the role of these people really could be.  While my expectations were greater, it is a good book overall.  I have posted it on PBS, but there are 43 others already there so I am not expecting it to move very quickly.  It might be one that has to wait until I run a deal, which I might a the next few months after I read many more of those books in my to be read piles.

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