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Put up with the clunky writing and lack of editing for a great story,
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This review is from: Three Cups Of Tea (Paperback)
Having taken this on holiday as my only novel I had little choice but to plow on through the introductory chapters, which are pretty dire as writing goes. Having persevered and got stuck into the story, I loved the book.
I don't think Greg shows an arrogant approach to development - more naivety and ignorance, more than compensated by a genuinely big heart. Like many of us, he starts out not knowing how little he knows. What he himself learns from the people he went to help is as much an education as he hopes to provide in the schools he builds.
If you after a finely wrought work of fiction, don't bother with this book, but for an eye opening and inspirational story of life in Pakistan, and a background to the rise of fundamental Islam it is well worth the read.