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This review is from: Ten Weeks in Africa (Kindle Edition)
I found this book difficult to put down - although it does paint a depressing picture of the aid business. The levels of corruption described are staggering and disheartening, and makes me wonder why anyone bothers at all? I fail to see any good from Ed's efforts this African country, and plenty of damage. I've been left with a far more cynical view than I held before. It's quite difficult not to feel angry with some of the biggest culprits and at times I marvelled at how Ed held his temper and sanity!
The storyline is compelling, and really hots up towards the end of the novel - it would make a great screen adaptation. The characters are believable, although I did find Sarah, Ed's wife a bit irritating at times. I'm not sure I'd label the story a 'love story' either - I certainly wasn't moved by it as much as I have been by other stories I've read ( for example the Time Traveller's Wife).
It is, however, a book that made me want to not do anything else for a few days - always a good sign!