it took a long time for this book to get going. the first 50 pages or so were very dry historical information about kanjiri in pakistan, and that was pretty tough to slog through. but once you get past that, the book is amazing. she wrote very objectively, presenting events and stories in a very straightforward way. she only delved into her personal differences with how people were behaving occasionally--and at those times it was necessary. for example, she discussed the inner conflict she felt when a 14 year old girl was sold to a much older sheik (should she interfere and compromise her journalistic objectivity or not?)
overall, a fantastic book. a very eye-opening peek into a culture that most will never get to observe.