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The Spook Who Sat by the Door

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2003


    I bought this book because I heard the title of it plugged in a sociology book. I was under the impression that the whole book would be about a man who worked with the CIA to find out their faults and see what it's like for a black man to work under these circumstances. But then he left the CIA within a few chapters and I was like 'What?' The rest of the book...? I really don't know what rating to give this book. I don't agree with killing for freedom but at the same time, I ironically understood many of Freeman's decisions. I can't give this book five stars because I don't agree with the overall turn-out of the book, but I would have to give it four and a half because it was a page-turner, interesting, intriguing, enlightening, and educational. This is definitely a clean, tight story with an organized writer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2000

    'Spook' a Harbinger of Things Yet to Come

    The Spook Who Sat by the Door is no 'eerie tale' as some critics have dubbed it but, indeed, outlines a situation which could really happen if white people continue to oppress racial minorities. In fact, white people were so afraid of the possibility of 'infiltration of the CIA by blacks' that they banned the movie version of the book! A black man 'toms' his way to the top of his craft but, in his spare time and the wee hours, is training a cadre of black revolutionaries to take over America. Although the plot is uncovered by book's end, thke revolution is put into motion and those who read it will see how simple it is to trick the white man and how easy it would be to cripple this system.

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  • Posted July 23, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    it has a point to make

    I remember this book when I was in high school my senior year I thought it was a good book to read. At the time I was deny a job that I thought I was getting and the employer said so to but when I reported to work, he said that I had a record and he could not employ me because of that fact. it was a lie I was very upset I knew it was because he wanted to give it to someone else. I'll leave it like that. But a friend gave me this book to read and it made since to me why he did what he did the book didn't make me angry but aware of what's going on in the work force so I educated myself so I could be the employer instead of being the employee. Being older now I still say it's a good book to read it has a point to make. And it did just that I give it a 4 star

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  • Posted April 6, 2009

    The Spook Who Sat By he Door...Greenlee

    This book was a Valentine's Day gift from my husband. I had been saying for about 2 years (after I heard about this book) that I wanted to read it. Well, I did. It was poignant and I am glad that I got to read it. I highly recommend this read that will cause you to laugh and want to cry. It speaks to some of the thought patterns that is evident today...timeless.

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    Posted September 17, 2011

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