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Interesting story, well told, funny, good writing, just a really good book.
A very interesting book, providing some insight into the present-day culture and history of Afghanistan but a good story in its own right.
Mr. Stewart has written an entertaining account of his walk across Afghanistan in 2002.
You must read this book!!! No one can tell a story, like Rory Stewart. He will take you through Afghanistan, from Herat to Kabul ... on foot. He's very brave. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M.S. Heiser
I really couldn't understand his motivation - taking terrible physical risks, then complaining of his discomfort (war zones are usually not vacation choices) - in a ravaged... Read morePublished 2 months ago by jw
Wonderful read, educational, moving, engaging prose. Highly recommend this book. Rory Stewart is a gift to ambassadorship as well as travel writing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ellis Dee
Amazing book that engaged me like few others ever have. Moving and informative account of Rory's trek across Afghanistan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tracie Warren
This book does an amazing job of taking its reader into the remote and authentic life in Afghanistan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Duffy
First, the criticisms--
Potentially interesting people and situations are made uninteresting by a style of writing that is rather dry, disjointed and unemotional. Read more
Mr. Stewart is certainly courageous to have undertaken the very difficult and dangerous trek described in this book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert L. Moore
Fabulous, crazy adventure, but I was never clear on the writer's motives or even his confusion about his motives. This hurt the story arc, left me unsatisfied at the end.Published 4 months ago by jerry januszewski
Rory Stewart has written an absolute gem. He manages to weave together the history and culture of Afghanistan into the story of his travels. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mark