Muhammed Demir Demir من عند Sodruzhestvo, Moskovskaya oblast', روسيا، 143069
stereotypical summer reading. i picked this book up to reminisce about my days as an amateur zoroastrian scholar. the book was fine for that purpose, although i did find it lacking in certain ways. the author frequently airs his own speculations which make one think "that's really interesting. i wonder if there's any factual basis for this?" unfortunately, his own brief end notes are completely insufficient to address those concerns. what he does give you in its place is retellings of some entertaining historical episodes in the journalistic style of (say) a William Shirer; what is lost in accuracy is gained in the prose stylings. this would be more of a comfort if i were more of a fan of his prose. if i were you, i'd read The Metaphysical Club before picking this one up.