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Average and easy
on 3 August 2009
This is not a modern Classic, but an average story of coups in a banana republic. Though the prose is fine, there is nothing original or exiting about the story. The psychological perspective is shallow. The author tries to give a view of hipocrisy, power-awe, and changing attitudes as a response to power-balance shifts, but doesn't cut it. The educated reader will not be enlightened with respects to the Human Condition, nor History, the two themes that really entitle writing of novels.
That said, a high-school level student would find it a good easy read with things to discuss during class.