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1.0 out of 5 stars Ridiculous plot coincidence ruins book..., 11 July 2008
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This review is from: The Afghan (Paperback)
I was quite enjoying this book despite, as has been mentioned in other reviews, the virtual "disappearance" of the lead character half way through the book, then all of a sudden an event occurs with a crashed fighter jet which is so unlikely and improbable that it completely ruins the whole book.

I will now describe this moment so if you do not want the any plot details revealed stop reading but I feel I must point it out -

We are expected to believe a fighter jet just happened to malfunction (due to an engineer leaving a spanner somewhere on the jet by accident) at the time it just happened to be flying directly over a secret bunker, just happened to destroy part of it and kill some of the agents, just happened to destroy the wall where the prisoner was held and just happened to give him a chance to escape...what a load of nonsense. The chances of this happening are so remote that it really is beyond ridiculous.

How intelligent critics who are paid to review books can look past this ludicrous plot moment I fail to understand. I can`t bring myself to read any more of this terrible book so would advise anyone else not to bother unless you want quite good background information on the situation in Afghanistan, as this has ruined the book for me completely.
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Initial post: 16 Jan 2010 09:51:10 GMT
I agree, its almost as unbelievable as 'The Magic Bullet Theory', the official 911 report and christianity. Where do the people who make these stories up get their ideas from?
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