It can’t be a good thing when you write a book about Islam in American prisons, entitle it “Islam in American Prisons” and see that the last line of a review of that book is: “A good book about Islam in America’s prisons remains to be written”. Such is the case for Hamid Reza Kusha, whose book Dalrymple reviews in the Winter issue of The Claremont Review of Books. Dalrymple criticizes the book’s publishers for producing “by far the worst-edited book put out by a reputable publisher that I have ever read” and its author for writing a work he finds uninteresting, “irrelevant, murky, disorganized, meandering” and “deeply shallow”.
The review, at least, is good reading, as most negative reviews are. Read it here.