Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Windmill / Random House
Pages no: 387
Edition language: English
Struggling to review this, but it certainly makes you think... deeply and at length. Certainly one of the best books of the last few years and a brilliant achievement for a debut novel.
Despite a very good ending, I didn't enjoy this book. The premise was very interesting, and I wanted to like it, which is the reason I continued reading, but I didn't like or care about any of the characters. Their motivations were weak and inconsistant.I have more thoughts on this, but that's about...
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In trying to assign a number of stars to this book, I was in a quandary. If it was on content, I would probably give it no more than a 3; an engaging quick read, on the surface, it seems to simply be a replay of some old themes surrounding 9/11. However, after completing the book and thinking about...
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