Featured Review: The Expansion by Christoph Martin

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Re: Featured Review: The Expansion by Christoph Martin

Post by Flatts » 09 Jul 2017, 03:40

Truly awesome..

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Post by twinn » 09 Jul 2017, 04:01

The thrill and suspense is awesome. Reading this soon.

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Post by Jazz14 » 09 Jul 2017, 04:23

This book is a thriller, which is my favourite genre. I find the review quite interesting and this is a good read to me.

-- 09 Jul 2017, 04:26 --

Its a thriller and that is my favourite genre. It talks about the topics like politics and all. I find the review itself quite interesting. I going to read this if I do get time.

-- 09 Jul 2017, 04:26 --

Its a thriller and that is my favourite genre. It talks about the topics like politics and all. I find the review itself quite interesting. I going to read this if I do get time.

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Post by dhwanis » 09 Jul 2017, 04:47

Hey..I remember this from the past BOTD!

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Post by Rumyana Bumbarova » 09 Jul 2017, 04:53

The story sure sounds interesting. I liked the sample - I didn't feel overwhelmed with descriptions and the story seems to evolve quickly, which is good. The review peaked my interest even more. Overall it should be a great read.

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Post by Karolin » 09 Jul 2017, 05:00

Very well written review! I can't wait to read this book actually. Sounds beyond interesting and fascinating. The sample pages hooked their clawes into me from the very first word. I'm curious what's gonna happen and how the characters past will be relevant in their future.

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Post by Noah Hussein » 09 Jul 2017, 05:42

I do like this book because I thought it has something to do with state expansion or politics but it's nice for people who like fiction and romance thrills I would also like to know more about what took place at the cliff so am seriously waiting till I read and complete it..

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Post by Quirinius » 09 Jul 2017, 06:11

:lol: am falling for the preview

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Post by Alex muchiri » 09 Jul 2017, 06:40

Such an intresting book, although a cliff hanger for that matter,The book os a good one as it gave unfolded things abt panama and central america tha i didnt know, the greatest thing is the involvement of these mind capturing characters by the author that play roles in all this scenes full of amazing big businesses,politics and virtues ie betrayal that keep you yarning for more.

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Post by Sarah Kyazike » 09 Jul 2017, 07:11

It has a little bit of everything. Tuckles the complications of politics intermingled with business but then draws you back to the smooth world humanity (both ways)

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Post by Festus » 09 Jul 2017, 07:55

The Expansion could be likened to the intense scrambling of African resources among the colonial power brokers resulting in the famous Berlin Conference of 1884-5 organized by Otto Von Bismarch where major European powers met to formalize the partition African territories into western economic entities. To African readers, Expansion transcends the borders of "thriller, the sleaziness of corporate espionage or intrigue of clandestine agencies" but a reminiscence of those black spots in their histories. Beyond Latin American and the Caribbean where western's territorial expansionism is deeply rooted, Panama Canal could be seemed as a metaphor of colonial and neo-colonialist tendencies. Impressive review.

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Post by Cheeky » 09 Jul 2017, 09:17

Great Reveiw. I thought it would be ok- not to agree with evryone else on this book, not realy into the sex scene either.I just thought it was fair.

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Post by Afuglsan » 11 Jul 2017, 17:45

I'll be honest, I judge books by their cover, that's why I looked into the review. Unfortunately, after reading the review, I'm not sure that this is going to make it on my "to-read" list.

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Post by shish_by_design » 13 Jul 2017, 00:09

Thanks for your great review. I'm glad I read it cause you convinced me to buy the book. Though not a fan of cliff hangers, I guess the story is just worth my frustration at the end

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Post by Avit89 » 13 Jul 2017, 08:25

I decided to read the book based on the reviews and I must say I was not disappointed. I managed to read it in two sittings. Absolute loved the book and I do hope there is another one that follows.

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