The first half of book introduced a lot of characters making it confusing and not so easy to follow. The use of non-English words didn't help either. But the book picked up pace and slowly focused more on the main characters - Theo Van Gogh, Mohammed Buoyeri and Ayaan Hirsi Ali and made for a more interesting read compared to the first half. I would have enjoyed the book more if the book provided more information on the background of the main characters and how it all fits together resulting in the murder of Theo Van Gogh.
The main frustration with the book however is that, Ian Buruma doesn't conclusively point out anything or provide data to support his statements or the statements of the people who have been interviewed. Nevertheless, the book provided some insights into the not-so-easy-life faced by immigrants....Continua