Review of Keep The Flight In Mind

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Review of Keep The Flight In Mind

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[Following is an official review of "Keep The Flight In Mind" by Mehdi Naraghi.]
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2 out of 5 stars
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Keep The Flight In Mind: A True Story by Mehdi Naraghi is a memoir of an expatriate who decides to move from his home country of Iran to the United States of America. The book covers the hardships he faced and the achievements he made as he traveled from Iran to the UK to finally reach the USA. The book addresses the Iranian Revolution and its effects on him even as an expat. It showcases the stereotyping and exclusion the author felt by both Americans and Iranians. It is a book about a man who fought against all odds to strive for his American dream.

The book details some amazing moments the author experienced. He found himself in multiple situations where he faced political trouble without any fault of his own. His stories make for a compelling narrative. His story is inspirational, as he had to fight tooth and nail to become successful. He did not let failures bring him down and kept going.

Now, let's move on to the negative points of this book. The stories are rather fragmented and half-baked. The author moves from one story to another without fully delving into them. The book ends up feeling like a collection of isolated stories sewn together rather than one cohesive tale. The writer failed to pull me into the story. I could not engage with the book because I failed to connect with the characters or the situations. This was because not enough time was given to establish these characters and situations.

I would rate Keep The Flight In Mind: A True Story by Mehdi Naraghi 2 out of 5 stars. Naraghi suffered through great hardships that could have translated into a compelling reading experience and a learning opportunity. However, the book's execution failed to achieve this. There were a few grammatical errors here and there but nothing that derailed the reading experience. I would recommend this book to expatriates, especially Iranian expatriates, as they will be able to establish camaraderie with the author.

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Post by Francis Kapola »

How can you get through a book that is so poorly written? since reading doesn't evoke any strong emotional responses. To finish a fractured book, I believe it would have taken ages.
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