As if this poor man had not endured enough suffering from his own people. Fascinating and at times heart wrenching. I admire his resilience. All the more poignant, is that it is fact. Recommend reading Devils Double first to understand how this follows on.
This is a truly remarkable book. What this unfortunate man endured is beyond imagination. However, he has come through it and shown his spirit and strength against a lot of adversity. Can't wait for the next installment, 40 shades of conspiracy.
Its hard to imagine the author lived through such intriguing events that have dominated the news of the 1990s. It is an easy read with several cliffhangers that just want you want to read more books by the author (although the third book hasn't yet been released) The first book was really good which its movie remake did it no justice. If you enjoy politics and espionage then I recommend this book.
"The Black Hole" is a great read and very enlightening. i would like to say that i wholeheartedly agree with your view that the people that are able to escape their country, through whatever means, are the ones that are most likely to succeed anywhere, and be of great benefit to their new chosen homeland, and the fact that these people are treated like animals in some countries is horrendous.
myself made a few enquiries to the Austrian government and the CIA with regards to this book, not surprisingly they made No Comment which in itself is an indication that they are aware of his existence. As for the author's motives, well yes it is a great read and maybe he will sell a ton of books, but he seems to be donating his profits to a children's hospital so maybe money isn't the goal, maybe just to be heard is.
In Germany we have a tradition that we never blow out a kandel because a sailor will die, I know that Latif Yahia the author is not a sailor but he is someone that we should keep a kandel burning for, I believe he is one of the very few who speak the truth about the serious wrongs in this world and so called democratik. His on-going fight with the CIA and the imprisonment in Austria are just a few reasons why we should listen to him and watch out for him. He is just one person against the machine of propaganda, I for one hope he wins.
A Reader with a good book is never alone, a writer 'till he's written one is never at peace.This book captivated my interest, not because it represented any artistic or academic writing but because it was simply riveting. Normally when we are reading about bizarre and disgusting behavior such as the war in iraq, slavery or the crusades, we are reading history books.While the book possessed some fairly self serving disclaimers from the author it nevertheless communicated a horrendous condition that is hard to absorb. I actually flinched at some of the descriptions of the acts of inhumanity perpetrated by this barbaric (Bush) and his CIA ruling America and the World..When you have completed reading this book just ask yourslef one question: is it good to live in UK ?