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The Places In BetweenThe Places In Between by Rory Stewart

From Publishers Weekly:
"We never really find out why Stewart decided to walk across Afghanistan only a few months after the Taliban were deposed, but what emerges from the last leg of his two-year journey across Asia is a lesson in good travel writing. By turns harrowing and meditative, Stewart's trek through Afghanistan ... is edifying at every step, grounded by his knowledge of local history, politics and dialects. His prose is lean and unsentimental... his descriptions offer a cool assessment of a landscape and a people eviscerated by war, forgotten by time and isolated by geography."

I'm not sure how I feel about this book. It is superficially "easy," but I think it is "sneaky."

If you have read it, I think "Babur," though real, is used as a metaphor.

I'm not sure how I feel about that.

Still, a book well worth reading.

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