Saturday, May 29, 2010

comment from alison

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Hi Omar & Zaina. I can honestly say that I have never read a complete book since the day I left school (which is many yrs ago).On starting to read 'Growing up Bin Laden' by Jean Sasson I found that I could not put it down.From the front cover to the back cover is full of excitement,

saddness, happiness, heartache, breath-taking situations that you could never imagine anyone being in and yet the book explains all with mind blowing detail.Until reading the book if someone where to mention the name 'Bin Laden' I would think of Osama Bin Laden only and what happened on 9/11 but the book made me realize that HE had not only a family but a very loving family who according to the book where 'normal' people wanting to live a 'normal' life, children longing for their fathers love and attention as most of us take for granted. The read is not all terror as one would think but is explained to the average person how THEY lived and coped as Bin Laden's.I would 100% recommend this read to one and all. Alison

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  1. I picked up the book at Karachi airport just because I needed something to read while waiting for my next flight. It turned out to be the best book I've ever chosen. Never happened to me, Jean Sasson made me feel as I was part of the binladen family and was there living with them. I was so worried and concerned about every member of Binladen family mentioned in the book, especially little Bakr and Iman. When I completed reading, I still wondered and continued worrying about them all.Thank God, by favorite author,Jean Sasson updated me thru my blog, and I was jumping of joy upon getting the latest news of the Binladen children & family. Alhamdulillah. The Allmighty answered my prayers.