List price: $18.00 (that's 30% off!)
Used price: $1.85
Collectible price: $9.53
Buy one from zShops for: $2.95
It's referred to as a travel book by many reviewers, but I found it far more personal than that . Many, if not most travel books, really have very little insight into the country they are about. Elliot is remarkable in that he speaks the language and is steeped in Muslim history and religion. He brings a great deal to what he observes.
He is obviously a risk-taker personality and hence one has the vicarious opportunity to experience things most of us would choose not to do on our own.
But the best part is his writing! He has a wonderful lyrical writing sensibility. His descriptions work for me, and I can really picture what he is seeing. That is often not the case with other writers.
If he never writes another book he can go to his grave knowing that he has written this one and that many people were touched by it!
Used price: $0.73
Collectible price: $7.93
Buy one from zShops for: $0.83