Tuesday, December 11, 2007
I am enjoying this book very much and think this book could be mistaken for non-fiction. The plot is very real and engaging. The characters are interesting and have many intricacies in their personality. For our outside reading memoir, I read a book that was about a journalist’s stay in the Green zone in Baghdad. There is a part of that book which describes an attack by insurgents on a convoy. That book was a memoir and therefore was non-fiction. There was also an attack on a convoy in this book. The resemblance between them is uncanny. The fact that an author of fiction can make it seem so real is amazing to me. There is a lot of action so far, but it is balanced by other, less exciting things. There are also times when they are just talking to each other. These slower paced dialogues almost perfectly combine with the action to create a sense of balance. With the world in the state it is in now, the possibility of Iran carrying out acts of war with us is very real. The plot is winding with unexpected twists and turns, although at the same time, you don’t feel an unnecessary flow from event to event. It’s a very natural progression that makes you want to keep reading to find out what will happen next. I enjoy this book very much and am happy that it is the book I chose for my outside reading. I am looking forward to finishing it.