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Friday, December 5, 2014

Ryder by Nicholas Pengelley

This is a thought provoking book.   The author looks at a contemporary world situation, the conflicts in the Middle East, and offers reasons for it's existence and a possible solution.

The description of the book leaves out the fact that the author postulates these theories in a very entertaining and thought provoking manner.   Ayesha Ryder is an unlikely protagonist.   Events conspired to cast her as a victim which was a role she refused to accept.  Her tortured past has forged a personality that combines shrewdness with lethality.

There are suggestions in the book which will force you to Google historic events and do some research.  The author has a good grasp of history and puts his own interpretations on some questionable historic events.   Towering figures like Lawrence of Arabia stalk the pages forcing you to reconsider some of the things you never questioned.  

I liked the book for it's action adventure qualities but perhaps even more so for the challenging of assumed historic events.

I highly recommend.


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