Book Review: Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn by Jamie Maslin

iranian rappersIran.    Chances are it’s not high on your list of desired vacation spots.     Then too, you probably don’t know much about Iran,  except for what you see on television or read in the media.     And as writer and world traveler Jamie Maslin could tell you,  much of that may be mis-leading or even inaccurate.    Maslin, a thirty-something who was bored senseless working a dead-end job in London before  setting out to hitchhike through Iran.   Maslin had previously taken a large number of hitchhiking trips around Europe and decided that he wanted to try visiting a more exotic part of the world.

And the Iran that Maslin discovered is rather different from the terrorist-filled theocracy news reports might lead you to expect.    Iranians, Maslin found,  are extremely kind and generous people.    From the moment of his arrival, Maslin was continually taken aback by all of the genuinely friendly and helpful people who offered him kindness and hospitality at every turn.      The interval in which he gets drunk with some local youth on Koolaid and rubbing alcohol was particularly striking.   If you are prepared to look outside of the mainstream media’s peculiar, narrow frame, Iranian Rappers and Persian Porn by Jamie  Maslin is Highly Recommended.

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