|Plot Summary of The Lost Heart of Asia|
|"The true story of Colin Thubron's journey through the former USSR Central Asian states (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) in the early 1990's. Thubron interviewed people about the what it was like to live in these countries, before and after independence, and visited famous historical places (Bukara, Samarkand). Full of descriptions of people and places, history and and speculation about the future of these countries. "
Jˇhanna, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of The Lost Heart of Asia|
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If this is a culture clash:
- visiting a different culture
ethnic of society (outside)
- Asian, general
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- The 'stans
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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