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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.
Easy read in which you will learn A LOT about Afghanistan. I give this book as gifts to friends. It is one of my favorite books. There is a dog that plays a part, too.Published 2 hours ago by Helen Wheels
Provides great insights into the country and how it is fundamentally different to the US. Can be depressing at times, but I read it to the end while on vacation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Art
In this volume, the American narratives about failed states that exists in a "power vacuum" of violence and anarchy meets reality. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Marcus
If you are interested in Afghanistan, the middle east, or enjoy adventure this is a great book. Each area of Afghanistan the writer encounters offers a culture, history and a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Matthew R. Gardner
I had a chance to meet Rory and find the journey a remarkable achievement. At the end though it is the innocent I grieve for most.Published 3 months ago by George
Whether making a journey, or writing a book, I guess that in our internet era there will always be people who feel compelled to pass some sort of harshly overdone judgment. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Been around this block, several times over
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 7 months 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 8 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 8 months ago by Ellis Dee