Sunday, December 23, 2007

Short of Glory by Alan Judd

Short of Glory by Alan Judd is a satire about Africa and the British Foreign Office. Are hero is sent to a fictional African police state to help find a member of the British delegation who is missing. the social commentary is not particularly profound. Bureaucrats are hypocrites, the West deals with thugs that sort of thing. For the most part this is a decent story. One minor irritation is that the characters will make speeches at the drop of a hat. Characters will say various racist and politically incorrect things are hero will attempt to debate them but his arguments are very weak. I'm not sure if this was by design.


Is available through Abebooks.

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