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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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