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Posted June 14, 2012
Dar's story in Dar's own words
I met Dar, Tina, and their mother in 1988 in Kirksville and heard some of this story when it was still too fresh to tell. I lacked the courage to help him tell his tale and I am grateful he found a worthwhile outlet to guide his story. The phrasing, word choices, and even the sensitive and humorous moments are purely Dar's voice. He had the Faith to endure, the Strenghth to persevere, and, thankfully, the Courage to tell. This narrative won't win a Pulitzer, but it will break your heart and save your soul, and visa-versa. I laughed out loud at his young naive assertion that he would never leave the USA and now he lives in London... classic Dar.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 14, 2011
'' In Escape from Iran, Darius Radmanesh takes the reader on a gripping personal journey from the United States to Iran and back.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Set during and after the Iranian Revolution, the book charts the disasters and triumphs befalling the author and his family as they are swept along by major upheavals such as the revolution and the Iran Iraq war.
It gives often chilling insights into the perils of life under the Iranian regime and is ultimately a story of survival against the odds.
The author's strength of spirit shines brightly throughout and is rewarded by eventual escape - though not before weaving a rich tapestry of how some survived and others perished at the hands of the regime.
Once I began reading it, I found the book very difficult to put down. It was like being with the author as he recounted his astonishing experiences. I learned a great deal from it and strongly recommend it, It deserves to be read widely.''
It was 'a thundering good read' (and you can quote me on that) which has stayed in my thoughts since reading it. ( I found your account highly plausible - and moving ) I am glad you committed it to paper. You live up to the ancient definition of your name-'keeper of good'.
With kind regards
ChairmanThe Mountain Trust
Cambridge University, England
Posted May 26, 2011
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