Monday, March 22, 2010

The Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan

Released: 2006

The Unknown Terrorist is Richard Flanagan's fourth novel.

The Unknown Terrorist is about a young pole dancer and stripper known as Doll, who apparently goes to bed with a handsome stranger and wakes up the next day with no recollection of the previous night. Doll then sees herself on television as being the prime suspect and most wanted criminal behind a terrorist attack!

Sadly, I couldn't get into The Unknown Terrorist far enough where the aforementioned accident takes place. The book is too choppy, impersonal, and jumps all over the place, so it's hard to care about what happens. I'm sad to say that because I'm also American, I couldn't catch on to the Australian lingo fast enough, and I was left in the lurch as to what the characters were talking about!

I originally ordered Richard Flanagan's The Unknown Terrorist because I had read somewhere that it was excellent and recommended reading. I wish I can remember the source and never take their recommendations into consideration ever again!

I sincerely hope readers out there enjoy The Unknown Terrorist much more than I did! It definitely sounded interesting but don't waste your time.

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