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Too patchy to be a good read,
This review is from: Anthills of the Savannah (Penguin Modern Classics) (Paperback)
The worth of a book has to be measured, in part, by whether it is worth reading - a good read in other words. This is not a particulary good read. There are passages which do pass the test as the dialogue flows and the characters come alive. But there are not enough of these and for too long the book wallows in a morass of political preaching.
Saying this - I did obtain an insight into the development of the political tyrant:the ordinary man who is exalted to sudden power which ultimately corrupts and alters him. This aspect was expertly ddealt with.
However, there is much that made the gears of this book grind to stuttering halts - not enough pace and vigour and too much sidelines of rhetoric.
Not a great read but it did contain insights.