Aaron and Ahmed

Aaron and Ahmed An emotional look at the root causes of terrorism from MacArthur Prizewinning author Jay Cantor What causes terrorism After his fianc e dies during the attacks the question plagues Aaron Goodman

  • Title: Aaron and Ahmed
  • Author: Jay Cantor James Romberger
  • ISBN: 9781401211868
  • Page: 335
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An emotional look at the root causes of terrorism from MacArthur Prizewinning author Jay Cantor.What causes terrorism After his fianc e dies during the 9 11 attacks, the question plagues Aaron Goodman It makes him give up his career as a doctor to become an interrogator torturer at Guantanamo Bay And yet, he s still no less obsessed He begins overseeing experiments of hAn emotional look at the root causes of terrorism from MacArthur Prizewinning author Jay Cantor.What causes terrorism After his fianc e dies during the 9 11 attacks, the question plagues Aaron Goodman It makes him give up his career as a doctor to become an interrogator torturer at Guantanamo Bay And yet, he s still no less obsessed He begins overseeing experiments of how meme theory might program people into becoming suicide bombers Could there be a science behind terrorism Still nothing until he meets Ahmed, a Gitmo prisoner who might know how the jihadists are using a variation of meme theory in their camps.To finally learn the truth, Aaron and Ahmed s search will take them from Gitmo to the jihadist camps in Pakistan right back to Ground Zero in New York City But where do Ahmed s real loyalties lie, and will Aaron s exploration into terrorist camps make him as much of a threat as those he s protecting his country against

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    1. Therapy is like a romance - even if it's the kind of love story where one person gets paid.Dr. Aaron Goodman is working at a VA hospital on the morning of September 11, 2001 when he receives a call from his fiancée. She's on a plane from Boston heading to L.A.The second plane.Choked with anger and grief, Aaron is determined to be part of the war on terror, so he becomes an interrogator at Guantanamo Bay. Okay - slightly implausible, but I was willing to go with it for the sake of the story. The [...]

    2. i honestly don't know how i feel about this. it was so bizarre and really didn't add anything to the discussion of understanding terrorism

    3. When I was finished I sat there in shock,shaking for a full minute. A really powerful book about both sides of the terrorist coin. I wish I could write something profound but I don't have the words. Read this book!!!

    4. I didn't see myself going where Jay Cantor took me and found myself punched in the brain. We all know about memes, and how they can take a life of their own. What if they could be primed like a rocket and set on a collision course trajectory? Cantor writes, through the dialogues of Aaron and Ahmed, that suicide bombers aren't merely fearless religious fanatics, but are as unaware of their intentions as we are. You find out about programming and deprogramming the psyche. You find that just maybe [...]

    5. Aaron and AhmedJay Cantor, James Romberger (Illustrator)This graphic novel follows Dr. Aaron Goodman after 9/11. "I had to be a part of that war." This leads him to Gitmo, and later, to Ahmed.Aaron's quest to understand takes them to Pakistan, then NYC, and beyond.The plot line is barely believable at the beginning, but goes downhill rapidly after that. The book's subtitle, "a love story", makes as little sense at the end, as it does it the beginning.There are much better graphic novels.

    6. This is actually a pretty subversive little story, for a variety of reasons. I'm a little curious as to why it was written in graphic novel form, as it seems like a traditional novel would have served the story a little better, but that said I still enjoyed reading it. The central characters have a really nicely complex relationship, making for a very interesting and often surprising read.On the downside, the story feels a little outdated. The central question of "what makes a suicide bomber do [...]

    7. What an odd graphic novel� picked it up at the reco of the library as it sounded really interesting. An army psychiatrist who volunteers to become a Guantanamo interrogator after the death of his wife during 9-11, and the relationship he builds with a prisoner. Attempts to delve into the root causes of manipulation for how men could be driven to terror and suicide bombings, through planting meme � powerful concepts in their head. Aside from the showing how desensitized we have become to horr [...]

    8. This is a graphic novel I randomly picked up at the library. I was attracted by the cover even though the plot seemed a bit different from what I usually read.This book is a train wreck. You keep reading it even when you wish you could stop. I am not saying I didn't like it. It has a powerful message that will kick you into your gut and steal your breath. Yes, memes are real, as well as coding, hypnosis, torture, etc. This book didn't shy away to show it all when it comes to war. And underneath [...]

    9. I'm not sure how I feel about this book, or how to rate it accordingly, but it does feel ambitious on several different levels, even if it doesn't succeed on all--or even most--of them. The post-911 tale of a Guantanamo Bay psychiatrist/torture-enabler and one particular prisoner-patient wants to be a spy story, a psycho(-sexual?) thriller and maybe it has something to say about the origins of extremism, "counter-terrorism" and the "transference" inherent in the relationship of oppressors and op [...]

    10. What starts off as a seemingly cliched critique of Gitmo, quickly turns very bizzareunfortunately, it just stays as weird, rather than gripping. The love story between the two main protagonists, while being odd as being between an interegator and his prisoner (and then oddly flipping), never really feels compelling, or even interesting. I usually like weird and different, but this also stayed flat, despite its attempts (or perhaps because of their inadequacies) to tackle the big questions of sel [...]

    11. One of the best GN I've read all year. Amazing mind-f of a story line that will make you re-read to be sure you read it right. A look at terrorism and religious extremism, especially as influenced by meme psychology. Also, a gay love story.

    12. An insightful book about how infectious ideas can be and how they can lead people down very dangerous paths. Set in the time shortly after 9/11 in Guantanamo Bay, this book does not shy away from controversy.

    13. Reading this lame excuse for a graphic novel reminds me of my experience with the Matrix series. While the first one is a pretty good movie, though it most certainly doesn't deserve half the accolades it receives for its less than deep philosophy. While I digress from what might seem an unnecessary addendum, what makes the first Matrix movie of the series a good movie is that while it attempts to have some deep ideas behind it, it doesn't try to hard along these lines. This is the failing of the [...]

    14. After his wife is killed in the 9/11 attacks, Aaron gives up his promising career as a doctor to play a part in the war against terror. His path takes him to Gitmo, where he oversees an experiment trying to uncover how Al Quaida and other similar groups brainwash ordinary, peace-loving people to become suicide bombers. Aaron quickly becomes obsessed with one of his "patients"---a charismatic man named Ahmed who appears to know something about the techniques. Resting at the core of the book is th [...]

    15. The premise of this novel made me want to race out and buy it.Addressing 9/11 in an engaging way? Yes! Investigating the root causes of terrorism? Yes! Exploring theories on terrorism? How cool!I'll start out with the illustrations, however. I'm not a religious graphic novel reader. I'm not familiar with James Romberger. Illustrations that are landscape or scenic are very well done. The montage involving the Old Man, were slightly surrealistic, and enhanced the theoretical mind-altering experien [...]

    16. Another fiction book that read like nonfiction. My biggest complaint about this book is that it leaned too far towards the preaching to the choir side of things. If you believe the kinds of things that this book is espousing you will like it; if you don't, or just have no clue what they are talking about it, you will not really learn anything by reading this book. I am sort of stuck in the middle on this one so I feel pretty inspired to look into it more, but there wasn't even a suggested readin [...]

    17. Read this hoping not to find Islamophobia, and while it did exist as part of the story of how the typical American views and misunderstands Jihad, Muslims, and the War on Terror, its driving message did not communicate anything negative or hateful of the religion. It focused more on how humans use religion to become puppets unknowingly. It is an extreme depiction of the power of memetic theory and seeks to answer the question of how someone could be a suicide bomber. It makes a much bigger state [...]

    18. The illustrations are excellent; color palettes are intriguing and illuminative. The dialogue is well-paced.Okay, that's all the good stuff out of the way. Sorry, but I was decidedly unimpressed by this book. Let's use 9/11 as the starting point for a really torturous and opaque exploration of "memes". Along the way we'll sidestep all of the myriad political, social, economic, and personal reasons for terrorism, and boil it all down to brainwashing and "love".Don't bother. If you want a good gra [...]

    19. Doctor Aaron Goodman was a military therapist, working with veterans of various wars. Following his wife's death during the 9/11 attacks, Goodman chooses to utilize his mental tricks at Guantanamo Bay. Asked to crack a particulary difficult prisoner dubbed Ahmed, Goodman connects with the man over theories about terrorism. Determined to understand the root cause of the suicide bomber mentality, two men escape the prison camp and travel to Ahmed's training facility in Pakistan. As Goodman falls f [...]

    20. I've been flipping through the comic book section of the library recently, and I have come across some great stuff. I've also come across some pretty mediocre stuff. This is one of the latter, which is a shame, because it looked really promising from the first ten pages. Afterwards, however, the plot turned from the conflict/connection of Aaron & Ahmed to this conversation about memes and ideology and how someone can be convinced to become a martyr. This idea sounds interesting, but in the b [...]

    21. I have to think about this book. This was one of those books where I wasn't quite sure whether I was missing the point because I'm ignorant about these issues, or if the book itself is confusing. It's certainly engaging and I'll certainly remember it.

    22. a provocative read i cannot wait to discuss. it's hard to say much without revealing key elements. suffice to say it's a wild ride and an intriguing take on terrorism, torture, current events, and love.

    23. An okay comic, just not to my taste. overwrought post 9-11 story speculating on the roots of terrorism that misses the mark, in my opinion. I can usually figure out who I would suggest books to, but I'm not sure who the audience is for this book.

    24. What started out as interesting, took an odd turn at bizarre and never came back. I'm sure the trippy psychological mumbo jumbo was supposed to be Highbrow, but I just found it unintelligible and forgettable.

    25. Probably not as racy as you're imagining. This is one of those books whose primary mission is to provide food for thought. That said, it also functions fine as just a story. Honestly, I'm a bit underwhelmed, but this was at least an interesting read.

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