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Copyright © 2004 Phillips & Nelson Media, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Typically if a book fails to hook me I will put it down and not resume reading it.
And the resolution of the story and the main character, Ahmad, is disappointing and came off as just way too convenient of an ending.
Mr. Updike seems to have worked hard at it, but again his depictions of the characters don't ring true to me.
Not sure why there are so many positive reviews for this book.
I guess everyone else likes listening to some little punk lecture his elders with Islamic surras and some... Read more
I usually read the writings of the late John Updike because of the beautiful writing and the insights I get about human thought and experience. Read morePublished 4 months ago by StanEvolve
I had not read an Updike book since the Rabbit books----years ago.
Some reviewers think Updike has lost it. I don't think so. This is not great----but it is good. Read more
Good job taking us into the mind of the main character and his disdain for Western culture. This is set in New Jersey, lots of detail to local color but I don't know why Updike... Read morePublished 5 months ago by jeffpickens
TERRORIST (2006) is the first Updike novel I have read in several years, and it was his last. (He died in January 2009. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Timothy J. Bazzett
Other one-star reviews have said enough about the failings of this book. It's not very well written, the characters (with the exception of the young boy) are shallow and... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Richard Middleton
When Updike is on his game he's good. The reader should slow down and savor those pages because there are so few of them. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ralph White
A thought provoking look at American society and how it might motivate a terrorist to do harm to it. Few authors could have portrayed both as effectively.Published 8 months ago by Mr. M. J. Wilkinson
The book did keep my attention, but I kept asking myself "Is this really how an American Moslem would think? Read morePublished 10 months ago by John Niendorf