Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Sibel Hodge

Sibel Hodge is the bestselling author of Look Behind You, Untouchable, Duplicity, and Into the Darkness. Her books have sold over a million copies in the UK, USA, Australia, France, Canada and Germany.

Her new novel is Their Last Breath.

Recently I asked Hodge about what she was reading. Her reply:
I've just finished Permanent Record by Edward Snowden.

A conspiracy, a whistleblower who knows too much, and a corrupt government system who wants to take him down. It sounds exactly like the kind of novel I write, but unfortunately for Edward Snowden, this is his real life.

It’s an excellent memoir, one that I feel is essential for the world we live in today to get an understanding of how the internet, that provider of knowledge and freedom, has become a huge tool for mass surveillance on the unsuspecting public. An Orwellian eye able and willing to pry into the lives of every private citizen, while the crimes exposed are unpunished and able to continue without impunity. It’s a compelling read—the writing style is conversational and draws you in from the first page with no confusing techie jargon.

Much respect and kudos to Snowden for his courage and integrity, and for sacrificing his own life to bring this into the public domain. It’s a book that will stay with you long after reading. One that should stay with you if we have a hope of maintaining our freedoms.
Visit Sibel Hodge's website.

My Book, The Movie: Their Last Breath.

--Marshal Zeringue