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In the Kingdom of Men by Kim Barnes
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Aug 01, 2012

did not like it
Read from August 01 to 10, 2012

This book is a huge disappointment. Potential readers should not be taken in by the statements found on the inside cover of the book jacket that identify the first and second things we supposedly need to know about the main character. As other reviewers have said, this story reads more like an episode of Madmen than an insightful attempt to describe either Middle Eastern culture or the complex relationships between eastern and western culture. Both the author reviews and book jacket intro paint a vastly different picture of what readers will find within the pages of this book. Descriptive words and phrases like mesmerizing, windswept adventure, suspense, intriguing story, thrilling climax should not be applied to this novel. I would not put this on any list of books to read unless you can't find anything worthwhile.
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