The Lost Heart of Asia Reviews
"Thubron has a gift for describing the ambiances of unfamiliar villages and cities, but his self-conscious literary style sometimes distracts from the instructive content." - Publishers Weekly.
"Thubron, a fine novelist as well as an accomplished travel writer, has developed exceptional skills of observation and dramatization. He absorbs every scene and conversation and then distills them into incisive commentary, poignant anecdotes, and remarkable metaphors." - Booklist.
"Shimmering dispatches from the far, far reaches of the geographical imagination, from the captivating, highly polished hand of Thubron." - Kirkus Reviews.
"One of the most masterful and compelling travel books I have read in along time. Thubron ... is at once astonishingly learned and astonishingly soulful, keenly attuned to the glories and the contradictions, the dreams and the despairs of past and present." - The San Francisco Examiner.
"Interweaving the history of the area with conversations he has along the way, Mr. Thubron gives a strong overall impression of the ... pervasive unfocused homesickness of the new republics ... [and] tracks down key leftovers from Central Asia's colorful past." - New York Times Book Review.
"Reading Thubron is the next best thing to being there.... His description is as rich with color and detail as the ochre, carnelian and peacock carpets in the mosques. He makes history burn with life." - Newsday.
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