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Posted May 4, 2003
I feel in love with this book right after reading the first chapter. I could not stop reading once I started. I felt I was actually there with him and going to all those dangerous places, and laughing with him when he was having a light moment. Being an Afghan brought up abroad, Elliot made me fall in love with my native country all over again. At the same time made me sad that such a country with such hospitable people be in shambles like it is right now. Very very well written !! Thumbs Up Elliot!! You make me proud to be an Afghan :)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 31, 2002
An Unexpected DeLight
Unexpectedly enthralling. Unexpectedly beautiful. Unexpectedly heart-felt. This evocative account of the author's love affair with the country and people of Afganistan is enormously timely. More than ever we need to reach beyond the debris of media rubble the years of conflict have given us and see the true face and humanity of this noble people. I loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 31, 2000
A haunting, beautiful tale
This is an exceptional first time effort from a hugely gifted writer.Elliot's prose is magical - he succeeds in transporting the reader into the chaotic world of post Soviet Afghanistan.His wonderful descriptions of this, one of the last truly isolated outposts on the planet, render this a tale of aching beauty.I cannot recommend this book highly enough.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 13, 2009
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