Reviews for Arabian Sands
Review - Arabian Sands
A well-written book about a very boring lifestyle in a very boring place. It was all about camels and water polluted with camel urine and camel raids and tribes rushing about trying to kill each other when they weren't competing to see how much they could give each other. Thesiger's disdain for anyone who didn't share his contempt for modern things like cars was annoying, as was his praise for his Arab friends who were unrepentant thieves and brigands.
Reviewed by Roger on 2015-02-01 17:59:06