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5.0 out of 5 stars
evocative and deeply beautiful, 17 Mar. 2001
This is truly one of my favourite books. Someone said above that you don't have to be religous or muslim to enjoy this and I agree; because the book is about journey. The sort of journey we all wish to embark on at some stage in our life. Asads pictures are evocative and exciting, his encounters thoughtful, and his insights profound. But this wasn't really travelogue as it was also the story of a man's spiritual journey; his attempts to come to terms with the world around him and his place in it. Beautifully written, ideas are layered upon layer, one tale leads into another. You'll keep coming back to this book over and over again. Well done that man. 5 stars and well deserved!