Honour

Honour

by Freddie Omm

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Honour by Freddie Omm

When his brothers in faith kick off a campaign of murderous havoc and honour killing, their pacifist ex-comrade Azeem has to figure out who's behind it, re-evaluate his ideals, and save his lover from a lovelorn sheikh, without getting himself killed. A fast-paced, darkly humorous thriller, "Honour" is a controversial meditation on modern evil.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783943829013
Publisher: Mad Bear Books
Publication date: 03/23/2012
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

Freddie Omm is an award-winning advertizing writer who has worked on famous global campaigns at some of the world's most creative agencies. Born in Holland, he grew up in the USA, England and Indonesia. He got a first class degree from Oxford before working in London, Milan, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf. He now lives in a rambling old house in a small town in Germany with his wife, daughter and dog.
"Honor" is his first novel.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honour is a brilliant read - and quietly clever too. The fast-moving plot will certainly appeal to thriller devotees - it's a page turner and I defy anyone to read the opening chapter and not want to read on - and yet it's unique in its treatment, with a storyline, characters and settings to appeal to a much wider audience than just thriller fans. The wonderful pace is aided by clean and spare prose, but with delicious playful touches to the language that lift it above and beyond other books in the genre. There is a lot of wit here and it is this, and the pace, which prevent the book's subject matter from bogging the reader down in *issues*. Short punchy chapters, several intermingling story strands, and a fabulous cast of characters populate an involving story about an honour killing in a western consumerist setting - who is the oppressor? Who is the oppressed? What exactly is honour? The story moves briskly along with a supple use of language and glorious black humour, flitting between fundamentalists with murderous intent, advertising executives with one eye on the bottom line and one scouting for the next bandwagon, and bored aristocratic wives with a penchant for rolling in the hay... You'll finish this book thinking you've read a great romping thriller. But then you'll realise you read something far more than that - you read an extremely clever subtle observation of the world in which we live, where norms are learned and the lines drawn constituting Right and Wrong are not static, nor absolute. A cracking read & top marks from me.