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Maslin's debut entertains.” (Publishers Weekly)
Jamie Maslin's book is Iran from the ground up, and a total surprise to those who only know the media version of that country. A fascinating likeness of a complicated people.” (Anthony Brandt, editor of the "Journals of Lewis and Clark," and "The National Geographic Adventure Classics" series)
On my recommendation, we are now reading Jamie Maslin's book in our book club.
This book- entertaining and informative at the same time- tells the reader how iranian people see their country and what life in Iran for them is really about.
It should also be mandatory reading if you're a member of a government considering invading Iran.
a very good travelogue, gives you a feel for everyday life in Iran. the british author is quick to judge and give opinions without fully grasping the ambiguities of complex issues. Read morePublished 6 days ago by G. Aladro
It is a little too much like reading a friend's blog entries...lots of telling, not so much showing. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Artemis825
The author does a great job of writing a travelogue. He is not a historian or a political scientist, in fact he demonstrates that element of the British population which some might... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michael Brown
This book opened my eyes to a culture and people I only know from our news. Great read and very good social commentaryPublished 16 months ago by Scott
I really enjoyed reading about Mr. Maslin's exploits in Iran. However, a few things prevented me from giving this book a higher rating. Read morePublished 17 months ago by A. Agron
Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn:
Travel with this twenty-something, career clinical/medical trials subject as you become the ugly, British tourist that arrogantly... Read more
Expect the unexpected, have fun (and a lot of it) along the way... laugh, frown, have a fit, get illuminated! Read morePublished 18 months ago by Hontono Koto
It starts off really slow and it is poorly written. There isn't much about it that is captivation. I wouldn't recommend it.Published 19 months ago by Amanda Granger
Title is misleading
The book lacks character
The author shows his real personality by taking free stuff from people just because he can. Read more