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3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining but wildly improbable, 11 May 2007
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I have to admit that after an odd start, this book does pick up the pace. It isn't bad writing, it's just the really silly assumptions and bad research which let it down. Where to start...OK, First, Islam isn't a unified faith - Sunni and Shi'ite hate each other more than they hate infidels. The idea of a unified Arabia is therefore ridiculous . Second, they could not have got their act together to build that superstate in such a short time....12 years? Come on! The author seemed to gloss over Israel, forget that France and the UK have nuclear weapons, and the USA is saved by extraterrestrial energy. It makes the rest of the story a bit hard to swallow. Then there is the jump from the supposedly fair and equitable Sharia based Islamic country to the divided and iniquitous society of the future without any explanation - the description of consolidation after the invasion gave no hint that this would be the result. Am I being too harsh? Possibly, it was still an exciting read. I just hand to cringe every so often!
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