The Good Son
Publish date: May 11th 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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If it was possible to give this novel six stars, then I’d be adding seven.Told from the point of view of three main characters: Theo the “Good Son”, Sonia his mother, and Cynthia an NSA translator. Michael Gruber explores the nature of the USA security bureaucracy, the “war” on terrorism, Pashtun cu...
Every Gruber novel is more than it might at first seem, and this one fits the mold again. If you want thrilling action it is here, if you want a remarkable in-depth introduction to other cultures you will find it here, and if you want to find yourself thinking more than you would ever expect about ...
Gruber has yet to disappoint me. What I think I love most about his books is how he manages to immerse the reader in an unfamiliar culture and make it immediately accessible. I think I learned more about Central Asian/Islamic (specifically Pashtun) culture and politics from this book than from all...
No way should this work, yet it does, it does. There are two indelible, outsized characters -- the eponymous son, Theo: raised in Lahore with his father's extended family, then initiated into the jihad against the Russian invasion in Afghanistan, now returned to his parents and a SEALish black-ops t...
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