"A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd." —New Republic"Like Sir Richard Butron, Evelyn Waugh and Mungo Park, [Kapuscinski] makes literature out of journalism." —Newsweek"Insightful and important.... A readable, timely and valuable contribution to the understanding of the revolutionary forces at work in Iran.... The reader almost becomes a participant." —The New York Times Book Review"A supercharged particle of a book." —Los Angeles Times
"A book of great economy and power...with vivid imagery, a breathless way
of writing that carries the reader along, and a supreme sense of the absurd."
--The New Republic
This book, although claiming to show you the inside scoop on what went on in revolutionary Iran, shares no insight, no secrets, no information, and no detail about anything... Read morePublished on May 9 2004
This is the first of Kapucinski's books that I've read and it takes a little while to get used to his style, but once you've settled in, it is quite entertaining. Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by Moses Alexander
I really enjoy this style of non-fiction. Kapuscinski describes photographs of different events, summarizes his meetings with different people and describes some of his time in... Read morePublished on July 8 2002
quite frankly, i do not think some of these other reviewers have read any kapuscinski books prior to this one. Read morePublished on May 29 2002 by brigid o'shaughnessy
This is a curious book.
It is supposed to be about Iran and its last king, Muhammad Reza Shah Pahlavi.
In fact, it is about everything except Iran and the Shah. Read more
If you are looking for a novel that is only rarely fact based and is one that only talks about the worst aspects of a dynasty, than you should definitely read Kapuscinski's Shah of... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2002
I suppose the author is one of those "intellectuals" that thought Communism was one of the greatest thing to happen to Russia. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2002 by A. K. K. Sheibany