Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, so be sure to link back to her site so that we can all see what everyone plans to read!
Indus Journey: A Personal View of Pakistan
by Imran Khan, photographs by Mike Goldwater
From Goodreads: Imran Khan grew to love Pakistan’s interior as a child who spent his summers in the coolness of the mountains and whose favourite sport was wild boar- and partridge-shooting on the fertile plains. Recently he set out to travel through Pakistan, revisiting those places that meant most to him along the great Indus river, from its delta on the Arabian Sea to its headwaters in the Himalayas, by way of the mysterious ruins at Mohenjodaro, the plains of Sind and the Punjab, the Khyber Pass, and his home town of Lahore. Imran’s amusing anecdotes and acute observations provide a unique insight into the richly varied life of Pakistan’s past and present; a life vividly portrayed by the superb colour photographs of Mike Goldwater. The result is a sumptuous personal view of Pakistan seen through the eyes of one of its most illustrious countrymen.
I came across this title while reading Ann Morgan’s Year of Reading the World blog, and was instantly interested. Travel, beautiful photographs, and a view of a far away (to me) country from a local’s perspective? Sign me up! I have a feeling that I’m going to want to track down hardback copy if the photographs are as good as I imagine they are.