Slightly bias but pleasant read.,
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This review is from: No God But God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam (Paperback)
I'm very interested in Islam and generally in everything concerning Middle East so I was no ignorant to the book subject that is why rather early on I've noticed that Mr Aslan is a bit too pro shism. However I think it's acceptable as many other books are pro sunni or simply ignore shia branch of Islam. The book however does not suffer much from it, Mr Aslan is a very knowledgeable gentleman and certainly can write, the book is full of interesting facts and anecdotes so I would certainly recommend it.
I think it's a good book for a person who know little or next to nothing of Islam as for someone else it can be probably a bit boring to read again what are the pilars of Islam and alike, on the other hand it's written in a way that I found it interesting despite knowing all this already.