Book Reviews of Acts of Faith

Acts of Faith
Acts of Faith
Author: Philip Caputo
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ISBN-13: 9780375725975
ISBN-10: 0375725970
Pages: 688
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Excellent. One of the best books I've read this year. If you are interested in what is going on in Sudan and other parts of Africa, this is a must read.
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Well researched book about Africa - Sudan. Reader certainly gains much background knowledge regarding the cultures and the causes of the long wars there. (Text makes you angry and depressed at times because of the gross injustices depicted.) The reader also gains insight on the workings and limitations of relief organizations.
The fiction and characters are blended into the factual setting. The problem with the novel is the length. It's over 650 pages. After 150 pages, I had a realistic sense of the suffering/war in Sudan and the fiction itself wasn't that compelling - so I gave up on this book.
If you have plenty of time, the novel is probably worth completing.
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Shows even with well meaning we can do harm when we impose ourselves on other cultures.
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caputo's sudan is a place so real dust and dispair fall from the pages........
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It was a good book but took a long time to get through. I would say it was worth it though.