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Terrorist
Terrorist
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 a bohemian Irish-American mothe...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781423318705
ISBN-10: 1423318706
Publication Date: 5/28/2007
Edition: Unabridged
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Brilliance Audio on CD Value Priced
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover
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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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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.


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