I've decided to repost this cover, as this book is getting a whole bunch of press.
The review in the NY Times is pretty brutal. I'll dig around to see what others are saying.
Re the cover: I liked it when I first posted it April, and I like it even more now. What do *you* think? Here's the original post:
Ripped from the headlines doesn't begin to describe Updike's latest, a by-the-numbers novelization of the last five years' news reports on the dangers of home-grown terror that packs a gut punch.
"Home-grown terror;" thus the unreadability of the figure on the cover. Just what does a terrorist look like? Remember, they used to look like this (photo via Wikipedia):