Novel Review: The Asset by Shane Kuhn





Hello everyone,

I'm back with a new post. In this new post, I would like to share with you my review of a novel I just finished reading last weekend. The novel is titled The Asset, and it was written by Shane Kuhn. The Asset is a spy thriller novel. I bought this novel during the Big Bad Wolf Sale last year. The Asset was published in 2016. Now, let's begin with the review......


About Shane Kuhn


The author - Sane Kuhn (Image: simonandschuster.com)


Shane Kuhn is a writer, director, and producer. He has 20 years of experience working in films, documentaries, and advertising. He is a co-founder and executive board member of the Slamdance Film Festival, and a member of the Writer's Guild of America. Kuhn lives in Colorado and works as a Vice President of Creative Services for a San Francisco based media and special events organization. Besides The Asset, Kuhn's novels include Hostile Takeover, The Intern's Handbook, and Casual Friday.


A Brief Summary on The Asset


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The story is based on the September 11 tragedy that hit the United States of America in 2001. The tragedy brings a huge impact on the world. Four commercial airlines were hijacked by 19 Al-Qaeda terrorists. The four commercial airlines hit the World Trade Center (WTC) twin towers. The attack killed 2997 people, 25,000 were injured. The attack also caused at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage.

In The Asset, the protagonist is Kennedy. On the 11th of September 2001, Kennedy's younger sister, Belle was on one of the planes that hit the north tower of  WTC. Belle died on the incident. Belle's death gives trauma to Kennedy. Kennedy's life was never the same.

Since then, Kennedy has dedicated his life to airline security. He became very knowledgable about planes. Kennedy knows more about planes that the airport authority. His knowledge of planes was scouted by the CIA. Later, Kennedy was recruited by the CIA. He then became an asset to the intelligence agency. 


My Opinion and Rating For The Asset

Overall, I think The Asset is an interesting novel to read especially if you are into the spy thriller genre. The plot of this story is very interesting and exciting. It makes you won't stop reading until the end. This story is full of intelligence, espionage, and suspense elements. Kuhn's style of writing also makes the storyline exciting. 

Reading The Asset also gives me knowledge about planes and airports. As a person who loves traveling, I always see the airport as a fun and happy place. An airport is a place where everyone is excited and happy to embark on a new adventure and return from their adventure with sweet memories. But after I read this novel, I realized that an airport is also a scary place. As a traveler, we don't know what the airport security and authorities are doing. Most of their works are covert.

Reading The Asset also helps me to revise my knowledge about the September 11 tragedy. I was only 15 years old during the tragedy. I was always curious about the September 11 tragedy. I remember that time I watched CNN news every day to follow the updates. Until now, the September 11 tragedy is still a mystery. Most people believe that the attack was a conspiracy. According to the American government, Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of the attack and the main culprit.

I rate The Asset 9/10. However, I'm not going to recommend this novel to all bookworms. I only recommend this novel to those who are into the spy thriller genre. Not all people are into this kind of genre.





So, has anyone of you read The Asset by Shane Kuhn? If yes, what is your opinion about the novel?

That's all for now. Thank you for reading ^_^

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. I haven't read it but it sounds really interesting. Great review, I love a book that you feel you can't put down.

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    1. Yeah..... it makes you finish the book fast. But later you miss it and wanna read it again. Huhuhu........

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  2. Probably not the genre for me but it looks like a good book nonetheless. Great write up of the book and appreciate your honestly about its appeal

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    1. Thank you for your compliment. You are so sweet 💜💛

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  3. Sounds like an interesting read, although it's not something I'd normally read

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    1. Spy thrillers are always interesting to read. You’ll learn a lot of new things from reading spy thriller novels. But again, you need to be into this genre. Spy thriller novels aren’t easy to understand.

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  4. I really enjoyed reading your review of this book! I am a fan of spy thrillers, so I am considering purchasing it!

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  5. Spy thrillers are my absolute favorites, I can't wait to dig into this piece of work! Weird I haven't found it yet, thanks for showing it off!

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  6. This is a great topic. September 11 is always a controversial topic. But the storyline does sound very interesting.

    Lia
    www.insidethethoughtsoflia.wordpress.com

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  7. Menarik jalan cerita. Sisyat suke jalan cerita macam ni cuma buku ni belum baca lagi 😊

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  8. Handsome author dia. September 11 tu penuh dengan kontroversi tu. Orang tu tuduh orang ni yang buat, yang tu tuduh yang ni yang buat. Menarik juga jalan cerita ni.

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    1. Kan? Sebab tu la September 11 tu most expert percaya it’s a conspiracy.

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  9. Wah...look like intresting book to read. Good review.
    Tq for sharing

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  10. i haven't read any books by this author as i rarely read any american author. sinopsis sounds interesting to read

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    1. I pun baru first time nie baca novel yg ditulis oleh Shane Kuhn

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  11. I must admit i have not been reading books for a while. Your post is a great reminder for me to do so! Stay safe !

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  12. Wow, I never heard about this author. I'll check it out this weekend as well. Thanks for sharing the review, it looks pretty cool x

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  13. Bagus review novel ini. Nanti bolehlah suggest kepada anak dara untuk membacanya.

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  14. Wah rajin u baca buku genre macam ni. Tapi agak menarik jakan ceritanya

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    1. Memang menarik. It’s a spy thriller. Spy thriller selalunya memang menarik.

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  15. Bagus lah kalau memang menjadi seorang yang minat membaca ni banyak ilmu yang diketahui dan juga kisah benar yang diceritakan seperti 11 Sept ni banyak sangat konspirasi dalam tu kita jer yang jenis memang malas membaca hehehe..

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    1. Tapi awak kena pupuk juga minat membaca. Paling kurang baca news paper pun jadilah. Ini utk jadikan diri awak knowledgable.

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  16. Menarik juga novel the Asset ni ya. Lebih lebih lagi tentang kejadian berlaku pada 11 Sept terlalu banyak kontroversi yang ada.

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    1. Tu la...... sampai sekarang saya curious pasal kes September 11 itu.

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  17. Sis fadima, do u prefer sci fi novels or horror or both? If horror, can you recommend any good ones? Sci fi right now is not my thing. Haha lost interest pulak.

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    1. Both I kureng babe. I’m not into horror and sci-fi genre. I suka literature, romance, spy thrillers, family, and fantasy.

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  18. Wow! Airport is scary? Wanna know why it is scary.
    9/11 beri kesan kpd seluruh dunia. Impaknya terasa sampai sekarang.
    Background yg baik uyk dijadikan cerita.

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    1. Sebab kita tak tahu kerja yg authority buat. Kalo kita tahu memang scary weh. Semua tempat ada rahsia yg menggerunkan

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  19. Macam menarik je, Novel nih... The Asset, Bolehlah baca kalau ada waktu terluang nanti.

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  20. oo tentang latar belakang tragedi 9/11 rupanya. mesti penuh dramatik since tragedi tu sendiri memberikan kesan kepada seluruh dunia. now USA hampir lumpuh sebab corona virus, Allah help them.

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  21. Reviewnya bagus, so mesti bukunya bagus di baca..bagi peminat novel kenalah dapatkannya..kalau Sis suka baca novel suspen seram hehehe

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    1. I see...... so what is the best horror novel now?

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  22. Rajin baca novel. mmg best baca novel seram n suspen ni, kak mmg suka penulis dia pun handsome tentu ramai peminat

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    1. Hehehe...... handsome yg you prasan dulu eh sis.

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  23. Thanks for sharing honey! I enjoying reading your reviews! Hope to read more from you!

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  24. I love thrillers and this one sounds interesting,thanks for review 🤗

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  25. I like spy thrillers and this sounds so interesting. Thank you for sharing

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  26. Such a good review! I don't know if I've read a spy thriller before but your review made this book sound very interesting!

    bossbabechroniclesblog.com

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    1. Spy Thriller novels are always interesting. You'll learn a lot of things from reading it.

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