11 November 2009
A Bottle in the Gaza Sea
I wasn't much impressed with this short book by Valerie Zenatti. It was all a little too predictable, or if it wasn't predictable, it was a bit unbelievable. I also thought it a bit unfair, in a book that says it shows both sides, to have the Israeli point of view so much better written and described. The Israeli main character has so much more happen to her and writes about it well, but the Palestinian character just trots out the same old Palestinian grievances. I can't really see how anyone would come away feeling much sympathy for the Palestinian side.