Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Second Quarter Outside Reading: Moonlight Hotel
by Scott Anderson.
work of Fiction.
Evidence of reading level:
"By contrast, the crisis seemed to have had an energizing effect on the residents of Laradan-understandable, perhaps, in a city normally so dull that a minor traffic accident could keep hundreds of onlookers enthralled for hours. To be sure, the military disaster in Erbil had generated much greater concern than the previous one, but this was offset by a fascination with the changes that this disaster had brought. In each of the capital's half-dozen parks, tent camps had been erected for those northern refugees coming in over Gowarshad pass, and for the Westernized Laradanis, the opportunity to stroll these camps and observe the inhabitants in their colorful traditional dress was rather like visiting some vast ethnographical zoo." (91)
This book appealed to me because of the interesting cover and the back page; there is violence and combat, love and seduction, and an immediate feel of tension before the book has even started. I haven't read a suspense novel in a while, so this is a nice change of pace.
Posted by Max at 2:58 PM