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The book talks about Newby’s explorations of the terrifying peaks of the Nuristan Mountains in northeast Afghanistan. Often called, one of the top 10 books of all time.
What makes this book stand out?
The explorations of the Middle East and humourous anecdotes narrated by the author during his mildly tough journey.
Read it for
A witty and unorthodox report of the Hindu Kush, packed with grisly and rapturous incidents, making the book a fascinating tale and a classic of travel adventure.
Don't read it for
The book goes into extreme details at times, which might seem uninteresting to some readers.