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The book sucked. The mention of the "sea" was not until the last chapter, and it was brief. I received a much more through education of this subject from Wikipedia!Published 16 days ago by christopher
I have been a fan of Tom Bissell's writing ever since I came across it in Harper's Magazine. I specifically remember reading a short story set in Central Asia that eventually would... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Patrick Mc Coy
Excelkent book. Very well written. The author does a great job of weaving in history of the region with his experiences in today's Uzbekustan. Read morePublished on November 2, 2013 by SQS
As a former Peace Corps volunteer from Central Asia, and a person having worked in Central Asia several years beyond that, I found this book very irritating. Read morePublished on March 18, 2012 by D. R. M.
The title is a bit of a misnomer. Bissell really spends most of his time not even anywhere close to the Aral Sea but exploring Uzbekistan. Read morePublished on November 12, 2011 by Brian Maitland
I've been reading pretty widely in the travel literature genre for ten years or so now, and I try to finish anything I pick up. Read morePublished on January 27, 2010 by A Reader
The author writes from a fund of historic knowledge about a place little known to most Americans, Uzbekistan. Read morePublished on May 9, 2009 by Mary Carhart
This book reads like an interesting travel diary, interspersed with historical asides that appear to have been culled from secondary sources. Read morePublished on January 6, 2009 by Kuru
Ever since reading Stein many years ago, I *knew* that I had to go to Central Asia someday to see what was there. Read morePublished on April 11, 2008 by Avid reader