Economic Jihad - Amazon Book Review
February 6, 2015
I honestly didn't really know what to expect at first with this book, but I decided to give it a chance after some constant pestering by a close friend of mine. With that being said, I can definitely say that my mind drifted from uncertainty to utmost interest right away simply by getting deep into the very emotional and personal "Letter to Mama Vincent"; to put it simply, I found myself hooked at the very beginning.
This is of course not the first book concerning socioeconomic inequality, and it most certainly will not be the last. But what I admire about 'Cast Away' is that the author, Jo M. Sekimonyo, offers a unique approach that is different than the norm and conventional that I have come across many times in books with a similar premise to this one. Admittedly, some parts seemed overly pessimistic to me, but I cannot deny that the author raises some very good points and is not afraid to share his personal perspective (and maybe some valid solutions to many problems). This is all expressed through a sophisticated and eloquent writing style that I'd say does a great job of sharing the information with the reader without being too over the top or putting them to sleep.
Now, there's two sides to every coin and no book is perfect so I will also point out some aspects of the book that I disliked. First of all, some parts do drag on a bit and I feel the author hangs himself up on some points a little too excessively. I will not specifically name what stood out to me, as opinions always differ and there will surely be readers out there that feel different about this, but I am ultimately just offering my personal view of the book. Still, the majority of the book's pros far outweigh the cons and it is a worthwhile and thought provoking read in my eyes.
Overall, I'd give it a strong 8 out of 10. It is a book that I am glad I had the chance to read and I now am aware of why my friend avidly tried to make me read it. "Cast Away" is a book that I will most likely find myself reading again in the future