Sunday, October 17, 2010

In The Land Of The Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur Is King

[update] I am half way through this book, and its indeed a great read. Beyond a travelogue, it offers a rare insight into the Middle East Nations (Besides Iran, it covers Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and others.)

Buy In The Land Of The Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur Is King: Reflections From Iran And The Arab World, Shahzad Aziz, 0955235928

I found the title of this book intriguing enough to buy it. Its recommended by Lonely Planet, and I hope it would be a good read as I am planning to travel to Iran next month.

Another related book in the same category is Nicholas Hagger's The Last Tourist In Iran. I almost ordered it for the low price, till I read the less than flattering review from Outlook Traveller.

Buy The Last Tourist In Iran, Nicholas Hagger, 8179929604

I only wish there were ebook versions that are cheaper than the price of a paperback. Right now, they are as expensive, if not more. And for all its flashy experience, nothing beats the paperback. So until we start seeing 99 cents ebooks, I will continue to buy paperbacks.