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By the Rivers of Babylon by Nelson DeMille
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Jun 16, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: middle-east, nelson-demille
Read from June 16 to 24, 2011

By the Rivers of BabylonNelson DeMille

Probably not Nelson DeMille's best that I have read, and I believe this was his first novel written, but still good. Simple plot; Isreal Peace Group on their way to NYC for a conference is highjacked, and held by the Rivers of Babylon in Iraq.

Strong characters given a great degree of complexity and reality. This group of people work together to survive and live on for another day. Each individual has an unique personality that makes for good reading and carries the plot.

The history given about Babylon is very interesting and, for me, worth doing some research on the subject. What I found out about Babylon thru research was just as interesting as the novel I read. I won't call it a "real page turner", but it is well written and has a good flow to keep you engaged

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