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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)
It's an easy read, very informative, and greatly entertaining.
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.
I also found it interesting that many young Iranians despise their government but love their country.
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 1 month ago by G. Aladro
Admittedly I read books on Iran just because, so the title didn't draw me. Which is good, because who ever thought it up didn't read the book in detail. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Bob Graham
It is a little too much like reading a friend's blog entries...lots of telling, not so much showing. Read morePublished 12 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 15 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 17 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 18 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 19 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 20 months ago by Amanda Granger