Top critical review
Just one question:
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2013
I am still reading this book so I would prefer that my review not be used as a guide to how good a read it may turn out to be. I am writing this now because I am already struggling with one issue that is so much of a distraction that I have put the book down a couple of times to do online searches.
What exactly is a sharia? I have searched for this term but can find no mention other than in reference to Islamic law. Many of the photographs portrayed in these searches are of extremist acts and so horrific that I would prefer not to ever have to go through that again. According to my Kindle, this word appears 61 times in this book. That being the case, I believe a reference to it's origin is in order. I can find this neither as an English or German term, or any entries signifying that this word would have been in common use in early German settlements in the western United States. From what I can gather it appears to be something very similar to a root cellar, but if it's going to keep popping up again and again, I shouldn't have to guess.
If anyone can guide me to information about this term, I would be grateful as my OCD kicks into overdrive every single time it pops up again. Other than that, so far it's a decent book with at least one or two very likable characters. I am very much enjoying reading about the character, Peter.
UPDATE: Okay, for a second I was ridiculously excited. The book just told me that a sharia is a shack. Good to know.
Interestingly, Google Translate says that a shack in German is a hütte.
Hütte = hut, cottage, cabin, lodge, shack, tabernacle.
So back to my original question. Where did this word come from?