The Spiders of Allah
by James Hider
There are two things that I like about this book. Firstly, the description of the places and the vividness of the writing is very good. As someone who has been to some of the places he describes and done similar things, I feel that he really brings it to life. And I also like that he was in Iraq for almost three years, which is longer than I was there. Very few people spent anything like that amount of time in the country, so Hider has a perspective that not many other people have.
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