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The Afghan by Fredrick Forsyth

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An extremely well thought out plot, marred by lack of detail and a poor ending. Forsyth bases his latest book in the modern world of terrorism, in which a British soldier disguises himself as an Al-Qaeda operative in order to gain access to their latest plans. The first half of the book is spent on background, and the story is just isn’t developed as well as it could be – I found the book extremely short. As for the ending, I think Forsyth falls into the trap of being “realistic”, and ends up with a rather tame ending without much thrill or excitement.

Still worth a read and I would definitely classify it a page-turner. Just that I was expecting more.

Rating: 3 / 5

One Comment

  1. Sherene wrote:

    I found it a very interesting book, perhaps because I started off with little in terms of expectations. Loved the background research but yes, the ending was quite an anti-climax.

    Saturday, December 30, 2006 at 6:57 pm | Permalink

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