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Going to Gaza

Going to Gaza

4.5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
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by Colin Mallard

Going to Gaza: Ten Days That Changed the World weaves an amazing story set in one of the most persistent conflict areas of the world. Our inability to solve this conflict has undoubtedly contributed to the rise of violent religious fundamentalism.

What can we do? Seventy years of continuous war suggests we haven’t found the solution. What if we tried something else, something really different, something never tried before?

Going to Gaza is about such an undertaking. It is an exciting and suspenseful story, a sequel to the award winning book, Stillpoint, a novel of war, peace, politics and Palestine.

The events described in Going to Gaza are a combination of fact and fiction, of beautiful dreams and ugly realities—reflections of us, our nature as human beings.

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Book Information

Book Information

Edition Paperback
ISBN 978-1-987857-30-6
Book Size 6X9
Number of pages 174
Published Date 09-2015

Reviews (4)

4 reviews for Going to Gaza

  1. 4 out of 5


    This book will make you both angry and sad at the atrocities committed if you give it a chance to. The writing asks, “What if…?” In doing so, it comes off as quite idealistic but also gives us a chance to believe we should aspire to that idealist goal. It only seems to sympathize with the Palestinian view of the conflict with Israel but this doesn’t detract from its message that war and violent tactics are not the only way to deal with conflict between nations and that sometimes it might be necessary for those in a position of power to take the initiative to step in.

    – Stephanie, Goodreads Reviewer

  2. 5 out of 5


    I want to start by saying that I am a friend of Colin Mallard’s. Collin’s a master of Eastern Philosophy who applied his wisdom to the disconnect between facts, historical facts and propaganda in Israel and Palestine. He suggested that as over 70 years of violence has achieved nothing maybe it was time to try something different.

    Last year Colin was about to start a sequel to his book, ‘Stillpoint a novel of War Peace Politics and Palestine,’ when he was told that he had a form of cancer caused by asbestos and that he had only a short time left. He immersed himself in this new book and was able to finish it before he died. It is a very powerful book which offers and answers the question ‘What happens when truth takes precedence over belief, when softness overcomes the hard and gentleness the inflexible?’

    I was so immersed in the book that when I returned to what was actually happening I felt deeply disappointed. This story offers a peaceful solution, hope for change.

    – Val Wolton, Goodreads Reviewer

  3. 5 out of 5


    Going to Gaza is an important book. The complexities of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict are often only superficially understood. Colin Mallard attempts to reveal, through narrative, the difficulties of living in what amounts to be a perpetual war zone. He provides the human story using an extremely creative ‘What If’ approach. One learns much through his strength of dialogue and that knowledge is often not easy to internalize. I learned a great deal by reading this short fiction piece. If you want to expand your horizon and merge cerebral understandings with the feelings of the heart then Going to Gaza would be good read for you.

    – Randy, Goodreads Reviewer

  4. 4 out of 5


    This is a story of fact mixed with fiction. It has integrity in that the characters are living breathing individuals not two dimensional reproductions of thought.. It is both a good tale and thought provoking,. not one to skim, but one to read and be invested in.

    – Yuan Jur, Goodreads Reviewer

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