'Americans Bombing Paris' by Thomas Bartlett was a pleasant surprise. If you're not prone to reading political books, please don't fear this story. The political backbone is centered around the United States vs. Iraq and the people caught in between, but the flesh and blood of the novel is the romance between Johnny and Naya. The act of throwing stones- a childish prank, you think? I was shocked by the turn of events and how Johnny and his friends' attempt to give the mighty pause snowballed into something unexpected, something more than they had considered possible. The story is brilliantly navigated through Johnny's memories and keeps the reader teetering between the intense chaotic destruction of fiery explosions as the bombs go off and the burgeoning relationship between Johnny and Naya leading up to France ignoring warnings not to continue trade with Iraq, therefore being punished with the bombing. I was entertained by Mr. Bartlett's unique voice and strikingly vivid descriptions, and he succeeded in dazzling me with the conclusion. I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.
A copy of this book was supplied by the author in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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