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Author: John Updike
The ever-surprising John Updike?s twenty-second novel is a brilliant contemporary fiction that will surely be counted as one of his most powerful. It tells of eighteen-year-old Ahmad Ashmawy Mulloy and his devotion to Allah and the words of the Holy Qur?an, as expounded to him by a local mosque?s imam. — The son of an Irish-American mother and an...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780307264657
ISBN-10: 0307264653
Publication Date: 6/6/2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.

3.2 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
The book starts off very good, but drags a bit in the middle. However, it quickly picks up the pace and really gets your attention. My book club picked this book for one of the monthly selections, and while I wouldn't have read it on my own, I'm glad I did. It gives a view of being raised with the Islam faith and how one's priorities and understandings can be so different from those of the mainstream.
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Helpful Score: 2
Unexpected pleasure, as I don't generally like his writing; not an edge-of-your-seat thriller yet hard to put down, perhaps because it seemed so plausible.
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Kmarie avatar reviewed Terrorist on + 529 more book reviews
My husband read this and was captivated by it.
jdyinva avatar reviewed Terrorist on + 408 more book reviews
A story for today when anyone we pass on the street could be the terrorist we all fear and dread. This tightly written novel explores what happens in a young man's life that drives him on that course. Fast moving, skillfully plotted - you'll enjoy this book from first page to the surprising end.
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This novel provides thoughtful insight into the mindset of a young man recruited to commit an act of terrorism. I applaud the author's respect for, and understanding of, Islam.
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This was excellent.