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Far from My Father's House By Jill McGivering,

  • Title: Far from My Father's House
  • Author: Jill McGivering
  • ISBN: 9780007338191
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I had to read this book after reading Jill McGivering s first novel, The Last Kestrel This one was even better I could not put it down as I followed the characters in their suffering, their courage, their weaknesses and their strength Jill has spent many years reporting from Pakistan, and the deep knowledge, careful intelligence and beautiful compassion she shows as a journalist all come through in this novel It is a great story which manages to make serious points about the reality of Pakistan, [...]

    2. What can I say about this rich tapestry work of art I took this book from the shelf of my library I was spell bound by the story, writing and characters that I ended up purchasing it to keep in my library Jill s writing is riveting The way each and every character draws you in leaves me wanting to know It s painful Harsh reality True I m half way through the book and will write a full review once it s complete.

    3. This book tells the interrelated stories of a Pakistani girl, forced to leave her village after the Taliban take over, when her father s school is destroyed The family make it to a refugee camp, crowded, insanitary and with many Taliban spies amongst their number There she meets an English journalist investigating the situation with the help of an old flame, now a charity worker There are various foreign doctors around as well, who are struggling with the start of a typhoid epidemic The story te [...]

    4. This author has a big story to tell, but a journalist is not necessarily a novelist For me the narrative was disappointingly let down by the level of literary ability and a certain immaturity of approach.I have no doubt from the content, that the author had little need to fabricate any part of what was written I just wish it had been handled with credibility.However, the fact remains that what happens in this story as a reflection of what has really happened under the Taliban s torturous abuse, [...]

    5. Fascinating tale of refugees from the Taliban in Northern Pakistan combined with that of a female journalist and a male refugee camp coordinator To me the story was real and interesting enough without adding a sub plot of intrigue and action In fact I felt that the attempt to make it interesting detracted from the very real and emotional story of the people The sub plot in my mind was less believable and not necessary The same information could have been woven into the story and made the centra [...]

    6. An enjoyable read This book clarifies the situation in Pakistan for many hundreds of thousands displaced by Taliban activity It is well written and makes very clear the situation where defenceless locals have their lives and traditions totally disrupted by war Although this is a fictional account it is too close to the truth to be ignored It give an excellent perspective on a woman s fate in Pakistan.I thought the contrasts between the lives of a reporter,and aid worker and the locals was except [...]

    7. Really enjoyed reading this, good representation of life in that party of the world and in particular the every day thoughts of women and girls.

    8. I enjoyed this book but it s not a great book Some good insights into the world of aid workers and journalists.

    9. A little disappointing form a BBC journalist I expected something a bit harder hitting on this emotive subject.

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