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ISBN:
1606939297
Author:
Jennifer Anderson
Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
Language:
English
Publisher:
Strategic Book Publishing (May 7, 2009)
Pages:
324 pages
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1845 kb
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1636 kb
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Rating:
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by Jennifer Anderson. ISBN 9781606939291 (978-1-60693-929-1) Hardcover, Strategic Book Publishing, 2009. Coauthors & Alternates.

Ill Wind is the kind of book I love to read: sassy main character, interesting fantasy aspects, a sprinkling of romance. Unsurprisingly, I inhaled the book, and really enjoyed it. In general I thought Caine's characterizations were brilliant

Ill Wind is the kind of book I love to read: sassy main character, interesting fantasy aspects, a sprinkling of romance. In general I thought Caine's characterizations were brilliant. Jo is fun and independent, just enough girl power but not over the line into ridiculous. There are a bunch of great side characters, Lewis, Star, Paul, and Bad Bob. The world building was just right for me.

Kevin J Anderson, Doug Beason. Daphne expected the bus to die at any moment, but they had escaped from the city veled the hilly,. Daphne expected the bus to die at any moment, but they had escaped from the city veled the hilly, rich part of the city a few years earlier. Their group would be safe out among the windmills. Daphne coaxed the bus past ugly, out-of-the-way auto wrecking yards and gravel supply lots alongside railroad tracks, which reminded her of the more desolate sections of downtown Oakland. She also saw a sign for the Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National.

Ill Wind - Kevin J. Anderson. Couldn't really call it post-apocalyptic, since half the book describes how the environmental meltdown occurs-all the regulations & safety features (that of course major corporations have in place) are useless in the face of human error & malfeasance

Ill Wind - Kevin J. Couldn't really call it post-apocalyptic, since half the book describes how the environmental meltdown occurs-all the regulations & safety features (that of course major corporations have in place) are useless in the face of human error & malfeasance hey, how are they cooking food?

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Television journalist, Ava Barby's news scripts write themselves: Add X and Y, and any Z can be predicted. But while covering Egypt in 1983 during khamsin, the country's 50-day annual windstorm, her formula for predicting events fails. Reporting the discovery of a tomb, she is astounded that its pharaoh left this life without any treasure for the next. The desert yields her next surprise: A reclining megalith and its stone-faced guardian, half-seen through swirling sand. Epic unrest overtakes Egypt as khamsin continues, and Ava's astonishment grows apace with the upheaval. The murder, spying and mayhem that were just words in her news scripts become part of her life . . . and the turmoil masks a plot that changes Egypt's destiny as relentlessly as it changes Ava's.
  • Jay
Foreign correspondents love political crises--sometimes so much so that they can't resist being swept into the action. Revolutions make a terrific platform for a novel--including Jennifer Anderson's debut, Ill Wind in Egypt, which follows journalist Ava Barby as she pursues a sensational story of political upheaval in 1980s Egypt.

Calling to mind Christopher Koch's The Year of Living Dangerously, Anderson's fast-moving work is set amid the swirling Sahara instead of sweltering Jakarta as she takes the reader inside the hyper-competitive world of television news. The heroine and her fellow journalists--a hard-drinking bunch whose lives (and loves) are closely intertwined--each try to scoop each others' coverage of a coup engineered by a fantastical and charismatic desert leader--think Yul Brynner on steroids. Promising to lift ordinary Egyptians out of centuries of poverty and political impotence, he embarks on a whirlwind campaign that mirrors the fifty-day desert windstorm called khamsin--the ill wind that drives people to desperation.

Anderson writes from an insider's knowledge of newsroom action, having covered events in Egypt and the Middle East for Reuters and the BBC during the years of Anwar Sadat. Most of the action takes place in or near Cairo, and she presents the sights and sounds of the city in evocative detail. Her story, though presented with journalistic pace and drive, departs from fact-based reporting to spin a tale of returning pharaohs and sandy sexual obsessions. Ill Wind requires active suspension of disbelief, but if you can set aside its improbabilities it provides an amazing ride.

Feminist readers will appreciate Barby, the hard-bitten journalist who has nothing in common with Mattel's creations, as she employs her skills (professional and otherwise) to decipher the strange doings during khamsin. Barby relentlessly pursues both the political story and the man of her dreams (literally), hoping that winning one or the other might bring the self-acceptance she's always craved. Maha, Barby's well-placed female informant, epitomizes the woman's traditional role in political intrigue as the overlooked but powerful insider.

I had a harder time identifying with the male characters, who range from an over-the-hill bureau chief who's too fond of happy hour to an Olympian demigod with equipment to match. The most sensitive character turns out to be Barby's Arab cameraman--and throughout the book Anderson presents everyday Egyptians as real people with legitimate struggles. The action converges on a climactic election in which the heroic desert god rallies his people to throw off their millennia-old (and largely self-imposed) shackles. Anderson paints scenes reminiscent of Nazi open-air demagoguery, and suggests that pure charisma carries with it a taint of evil. Smart, taut writing and wild plot twists combine to propel an entertaining narrative that reflects upon the chaos of Middle Eastern affairs from a high, and highly inventive, perspective.
  • Whitegrove
I am half way through this intriguing story. I am on the edge of my seat at this point. I am learning about the culture in Egypt, can't wait to read what happens next....more political killing? more of that kind of sex that just happens? Many personalities working together in a country not their own. LOve it! A. Pettey
THE END REVIEW is that I have been taken into the mysteries of ancient Egypt that come to life in 1983. I loved being an insider, sharing the dedication of news journalists (which the author was). The author's way of using slightly British humor in her descriptions was so refreshing! Watch out for Maha.