Sunday, August 19, 2007

Exile - Richard North Patterson

As usual Patterson has produced an amazing book. Exile is the story of a man who's past is about to come back and haunt him big time. This book takes you from San Francisco to the Middle East and never lets up. Patterson provides a view of the Israeli/Palestinian situation that you won't get from the news media. This is a novel, but Patterson is a rigorous researcher and the maps and facts presented in this work of fiction can open your eyes to just how delicate the balance is in the Middle East. It doesn't answer the question of who's got the biggest grievances, but it does lay out both sides of complicated situation. Very highly recommended.

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