There are quite a few books in the Nasrudin genre. But this one stands in a league of its own as it is not just thoughtfully written (as you would expect from Idries Shah) but it is also very well illustrated. The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin is an engaging paperback with spiritual messages that linger on. This book contains readable snippets that are short enough to be read anywhere. They are meant as teaching niblets and they certainly do their job. The impressive Artwork of Errol Le Cain (with Richard Williams) is an integral part of this offering. Witty and illuminating, it's a treatise worth having. Now some younger readers may find the language slightly archaic, but to me that is another great feature of the book!