View Full Version : Frederick Forsyth's "The Afghan"
November 21st, 2006, 09:53 AM
I borrowed this book from the library and started reading it yesterday. Will post a review when done and nobody else details it... but has anybody read it? I have been reading a few fictional books based on current events... they usually are fun-reading... especially when you get the feeling as you read that the writers are either ignorant or got to be politically correct. Want to see how Mr. Forsyth writes this one, as he usually does a tonne of research on his works.
November 21st, 2006, 01:23 PM
The last one I read was 'Fist of God' or 'Qutbh Et-Allah' as Forsyht explains it. It was about Iraq creating a huge gun which could launch a nuclear shell like a missile. It was good.
I am waiting to read this one now. As soon as I get some free time, I will.
December 13th, 2006, 08:08 AM
Just finished reading this. Frederick Forsyth is the best. The way he goes through the story, having full control of each and every thread he spawns... I don't think there is any other as good. And the way he builds up the catastrophe... marvellous. I have read other authors' books built on current events and happennings... but their stories are always predictable and lame. Forsyth rocks.
In this book, the CIA/British obtain information that the terrorists are planning something big... but have no clue as to what. So they infiltrate the islamic terrorist gang (Al Qaeda) with a mole...
The story is built-up well, and the ending is matter-of-fact. A good reading overall (though the ending is sort of disappointing as it is abrupt... but on afterthought, a shock always stuns;))
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