It’s almost Summer, and I know that I have vacation on my mind since the last two books that I’ve read have been travel based non-fiction.
Don’t let the title fool you. There is little talk about rappers or porn in Maslin’s book. What Maslin gives his readers is an amazing story about the many stereotypes of Iran and Iranians, his journey there, his travels inside the country, and, most importantly, the many people he meets.
- Catfish and Mandala : a two-wheeled voyage through the landscape and memory of Vietnam by Andrew X. Pham:
If bicycle adventures don’t interest you, don’t let that stop you from reading this book. The majority of this book focuses on the places he visits and the people he meets. One of the most interesting aspects of the book is that he was born in Vietnam and came to the United States at a young age. This brings forth many stories about his family, their escape, and the impact it has on how he sees things and how others perceive him while traveling in Vietnam.