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I had a slow week but both books were very good. I’m doing the Around the World in 80 Books challenge on Goodreads and it is pushing me to find books that I may not have normally picked up.
The Mission Song by John Le Carre
Â Salvo is the illegitimate son of a Catholic priest and an African woman.Â He is fluent in several minor African languages.Â He works as a translator in London.Â He is excited when he is hired to translate for peace talks between warring factions in his native Congo.Â But he soon realizes that peace may not be the main objective of the conference.
I liked this book because of the main character. He had an unique voice that you don’t usually hear.Â Most of the book is talking around the negotiation table but you hear the viewpoints of all the people involved and see how peace movements can be sabotaged.
Fast Times in Palestine by Pamela Olson
The author went to Palestine on vacation and ended up staying for 18 months.Â She lived in Ramallah and worked for a Presidential candidate after the death of Yassir Arafat.
This was an interesting look into the life of Palestinians.Â It explains the problems of living in a place where your movements are tightly controlled.Â It is rare to read anything from the Palestinian point of view.Â I think everyone should read this one to understand what is going on between the Israelis and Palestinians.
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Have a wonderful reading week. I hope life is settling down post move.
I haven’t heard of either book but they sound interesting.
I finished a nice mix of things. Please come see what I’m reading now.
These sound very interesting as does the challenge.
Have a great week!
80 Books Around The World sounds like a fascinating challenge that I will have to check out as soon as I finish commenting here.
Fast Times in Palestine has just gone onto my TBR Goodreads list.
Here’s my Monday post.
Both of those books look very interesting! Happy reading:)
80 books around the world sounds like it would be a fun challenge. I was going to plan something like that for myself this year but in the end I signed up for too many other challenges. Maybe next year. I have a John Le Carre book in my tbr pile. My dad loves them yet I have still to read any. Looking forward to it though.
They both look like interesting novels. I hope you enjoy them
Have a great reading week!
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The Palestine book sounds really good!
I have never heard of these books.
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The Palestine book looks intriguing!
Fast Times in Palestine sounds interesting. I just finished a book set in Palestine.
Both books look incredible. I hadn’t heard of that Goodreads challenge before but I like the idea of it (maybe next year when I am a little more caught up on my TBR and reviewed list I will join it!).
Have a great week and happy reading! Here is my It’s Monday post: