These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Mirage
Magnificent Bastard: Bin Laden. The novel's characterization of Bin Laden (which is also disturbingly close to his Real LifeBack Story) does a remarkably good job of establishing what a truly detestable human being he is, yet it's rather difficult for the reader to not develop some kind of grudging respect for just how brilliant his scheme (and thus, the plot of the novel) is.