Synopses & Reviews
The Good Terrorist recounts the story of a loose-knit group of political vagabonds. Alice Mellings, the central figure in this tale, whose contempt for her mother's middle-class values informs her rebellion, ends up decorating the squatters' squalid home and cooking for her comrades. Her efforts go largely unappreciated for the others are more interested in radical political actions, such as bombing and being recruited by the IRA. Lessing portrays terrorism as psychopathological to create a chilling and compelling story.