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Review: I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

18144124I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

Published May 27th 2014

A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy.

An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid.

A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square.

A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard.

Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan.

A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity.

One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey.

I’d never heard of this book before it was recommend to me on Instagram. I started it a few weeks ago and I really had to push to finish this book. It was fast paced but there was so many cliches and I just didn’t like the dialogue. It felt fake and unnatural. And this book is over 600 pages. After about 200 pages, I was ready to quit. I wasn’t a fan of the main character. He was really unlikable and I just didn’t want to read about him. I didn’t like the way most of the women in this book were written. The main character is sexist and awful. I didn’t like the way Islamic culture was talked about in this book.
Honestly, I hated this book. I don’t even know how I managed to finish.






  • emilythebibliophile

    Thank you for this review! I was thinking about reading this book, but given your review, I’ll pass. The worst thing is reading a book with a sexist/misogynistic main character. Gross!

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