A very disturbing view of a terribly dirty, dusty, illiterate and backward country. Life there is described as relentlessly brutal. This very short book is painfully honest, accurate and, in the end, quite sad.
Americans are so very different. Ted Rall's Afghanistan could be on another planet. The book provides an insightful picture of this miserable (but important) part of the world.
Side note. The book would be much improved if the author had not included his political "blame and hate Bush" comments. Where ever they occured in the book they were out of place, historically inaccurate, and hysterically stupid. They detract from the otherwise good 110 page book.