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3.0 out of 5 stars Some excellent material but difficult to read, 31 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: The Arab Uprisings: The People Want the Fall of the Regime (Kindle Edition)
I bought this because I enjoy Jeremy Bowen's news reports and thought this would give me a better insight into what is going on in the Middle East.

There is indeed some really good analysis. For instance I now have a lot more sympathy for Russia's position on Syria because of Bowen's explanation which seems a lot more balanced than what we normally hear.

However I really struggled to keep interested for much of it. It may be that Bowen writes in chunks comparable to his TV reports - but the chunks just don't seem terribly well connected. He jumps from high level analysis to personal interaction with ordinary people he meets on the street, to something happening in a different country.

A number of these chunks really held my attention but many others did not and seemed like they were commentary behind TV images of the conditions and doesn't work so well without those images.

I'd suggest anyone gets a sample first if buying for a Kindle to see if the writing style is OK for you.
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