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This review is from: Murder in Samarkand - A British Ambassador's Controversial Defiance of Tyranny in the War on Terror (Paperback)
In 2007 I was an ignorant tourist in Uzbekistan exploring the Silk Road. I wish that I had read this book beforehand - I found it gripping, fascinating, terribly enlightening.
It's been a long time since I have felt moved enough to write a book review but for me, Craig Murray's actions were extremely brave - perhaps naively so. I felt sickened and disgusted by the Karimov regime's brutality and the UK government's condoning of it. But I felt inspired by what Craig Murray felt he should do to stand up to all of this.
He is honest in portraying his own flaws (I still give this book five stars even if the many lecherous remarks wear thin). And he writes fluidly - I wasn't especially keen to start the book but I really raced through it.