I liked: Depends What Your Mean by Extremist . . . .it was an adventure in our own backyard.
What interests me is that the people and activities are so recent and pertinent to current race and religious rallies and disputes.
It's one thing to see battles at rallies and fighting over a mosque at Bendigo, but John has once again infiltrated the ranks of the participants and given us - day to day insights of people we see and hear in the media. But it's the way he does this and his descriptions that I find so appealing.
John is remarkably honest and describes events where he smokes marijuana and gets very drunk at gatherings with the people he is writing about. He describes conversations and interactions in what seems to be verbatim. I find it fascinating and shows how disorganised and hypocritical some of these extremist groups are.
John also comments on his own religious thoughts and the people he associates with inside his own circle of Jewish friends. He’s an original and honest writer. This is my second John Safran book and once again, it will stay with me for a long time.
I would recommend it to a friend.
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3 August 2017
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Fans of John Safran may be surprised but not disappointed by this great book - it reveals (as with so many things in life) that what appears to be religious enmity is multi-faceted and driven by many surprising motivations. This book required courageous research and shows a keen intellect, expressed through the prism of John's wonderful sense of humour - much food for thought here ! Highly recommended.
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