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Reading Reports by Lisa

My journey through the wonderful world of books.

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Argo Review

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History - 'Antonio Mendez',  'Matt Baglio'

Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled Off the Most Audacious Rescue in History by Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio has everything you need for a great book; drama, suspense, excellent writing, and a great plot. Then add spies, and the fact that it is true and you take it from amazing to the newest edition to my favorite shelf. 


I read this book in less than 24 hours partially because I read fast, but mostly because Antonio Mendez and Matt Baglio are amazing writers. They kept the story moving, without skimping on the details which can be a tough trick to pull off. They also peppered the book with funny stories that added comical relief to what could have been a very tense book. 


I would recommend this book to anyone, but especially those that like thrillers and action/adventure novels, even if you don't normally venture into the non-fiction section. I would also recommend this book for those that are interested in US history or the history of the Middle East. This book gives a little insight into the relationship with Iran and the US throughout the 70's that you may find interesting. For those of you that like audio books you guys are also in luck the audio book is well produced and the reader is very easy on the ears.