Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Books read in 2013: No. 41 -- The Somali Doctrine

by James Grenton

Started: August 14
Finished: August 20

Notes: Early last year I appeared as a guest blogger over at this author's site, and ever since then I've been interested in trying out some of his writing. This particular novel is a thriller that's supposed to include a quest, a massacre, adventure, guns blazing ... stuff I can get behind ... uh, but only from a reading or writing point of view. I'm looking forward to it.

Mini review: Not bad. I have some quibbles about characterization, but this book was plotted well and held plenty of surprises, especially in the last fourth of the story. Also, while a novel, this book takes a serious look at the potential corruption of non-governmental organizations, specifically relief groups, and privatized military forces, specifically so-called security firms that operate on a wide scale on the international scene.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Lots of rooms for tales to be told about the corruption in relief organizations, I should think. Unfortunately.