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The Wandering Falcon

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Interesting & informative

This is such a wonderful book. The author offers in-site into a land and culture that is relatively unknown. This would be a wonderful book for a book club to read. The book starts out with two people wandering in the desert searching for refuge. Although the people do ...
This is such a wonderful book. The author offers in-site into a land and culture that is relatively unknown. This would be a wonderful book for a book club to read. The book starts out with two people wandering in the desert searching for refuge. Although the people do not last through out the whole novel they are made vivid through the writing. While the author only carries one character though out the whole novel, the character rises above the short-comings that have befallen on him. This one character proves to all that no matter what we can all rise up in life and overcome anything in our past. I hope to read additional work by this author in the future.

posted by kybunnies on September 5, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Opportunity Lost?

At 110 pages, it's a quick read, but I found the chapters to be more like unrelated essays than experiences in the life of one man--the Wandering Falcon. The author uses this man more as a transitional device than a main character. At the end of the book I know more abo...
At 110 pages, it's a quick read, but I found the chapters to be more like unrelated essays than experiences in the life of one man--the Wandering Falcon. The author uses this man more as a transitional device than a main character. At the end of the book I know more about how difficult (even brutal) life is in this area, but I know precious little about the measure of the man who is at the centerpiece of this tale. Given that this is a work of fiction--and the author could assume the role of omnipotent narrator--it seems like an opportunity lost. I also found the writing to be joyless and barren, but maybe there's no way around that since the existence that he describes certainly seems to be that.

posted by 4212932 on January 14, 2012

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  • Posted September 5, 2011

    Interesting & informative

    This is such a wonderful book. The author offers in-site into a land and culture that is relatively unknown. This would be a wonderful book for a book club to read. The book starts out with two people wandering in the desert searching for refuge. Although the people do not last through out the whole novel they are made vivid through the writing. While the author only carries one character though out the whole novel, the character rises above the short-comings that have befallen on him. This one character proves to all that no matter what we can all rise up in life and overcome anything in our past. I hope to read additional work by this author in the future.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2012

    Opportunity Lost?

    At 110 pages, it's a quick read, but I found the chapters to be more like unrelated essays than experiences in the life of one man--the Wandering Falcon. The author uses this man more as a transitional device than a main character. At the end of the book I know more about how difficult (even brutal) life is in this area, but I know precious little about the measure of the man who is at the centerpiece of this tale. Given that this is a work of fiction--and the author could assume the role of omnipotent narrator--it seems like an opportunity lost. I also found the writing to be joyless and barren, but maybe there's no way around that since the existence that he describes certainly seems to be that.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Highly recommended as exquisite writing & revealing a complex culture

    Short stories, beautifully written, tied together by one character, who moves through each story but is not necessarily the main character of the story. These stories bring to life the culture of those nomadic tribes who inhabit the land where Pakistan, Afghanistan, & Iran meet. Learning about this complex and contradictory culture, so different from Western cultures, sheds light on historical and present events--another illustration of how ridiculous Western attempts to "democratize" those areas really are.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    Warscream/Battlefoot

    NAME Warscream....Battlefoot GENDER she cat.....tom RANK warrior.....medicine cat AGE I am nine moons. Yes I yiun. It is described later.......I am twenty moons. LOOKS I have a broad head and sholders and paws. My bidy is bulky that matches my head but I can smooth as a snake. My claws are ivory white. My pelt is a dark deep brown tabby pelt. I have ice blue eyes that show no emotion........I am a fluffy long furred cream colored cat. My eyes are deep mossy green. My claws are black and short. I have muscle beneath all the fur dont worry. I do have a hobble from an old break. PERSONALITY I am mysterious. You never know what I will do. But know that whatever I do is for benefit of the clan. I would die for the cl. Is notbthat what a warrior would do? Even for one small kit? For the kits are the new clan and the elders are the ones who hold the youngers together. The leader is important too. But if it comes down to the leader of saving the clan i would choose the clan..........I am a sweet cat. I care for everyone. But I do have a nasty bite if you get in my way. I do not stand for foolishness. That could cost lives. WHY I GOT MY NAME When I was young I came into the world screaming. The sound was high and loud. Tht is how I got scream. When I was at my first battle the sunrise after my apprenticeship I saw my mother die at the hands of a traitor. My scream of fury erupted out of me. My clan mates said my pelt stood up and my eyes were shining with fury. I believe it. My scream broke up everyhing. I was named warrior a moon later. So I am a young warrior but I learned furiously from then on........When I was a young med cat a fox stole a kit. Even though I was a med cat I went after it. I drove the fox away with one swipe. The swipe broke my paw and now I hobble but athat is how I got my name. FAMILY Both of us are siblings. CRUSH I have no crush.....I am a med cat. MATE I am not looking.......I am a med cat.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

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    Hi. My name is Scartalon. I am a new member of falcon clan. The cat in falcon 4th result said i could join.

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