'A warm, funny account of a road trip in contemporary Iran. It's had my whole family howling with laughter and shedding a few tears'
An excellent, fascinating read.
If you still need to know why the motorcycle is a magical device for revealing the truth about this wonderful, endangered world, read Lois Pryce's sometimes frightening, sometimes hilarious, always warm-hearted testament. That will do it for you. Thank you Lois, so much.
Lois Pryce writes with all the exuberance and verve with which she dons her helmet and takes to the road.
Lois Pryce's motorbike takes her into corners of modern Iranian life that are full of the unexpected.
Pryce writes as she acts, with an easy ebullience, and this makes interesting things happen to her. Revolutionary Ride is likeable because she admits her ignorance and follows her nose.
The story of an epic journey that takes the myths and unravels them first hand.
This is a proper travelogue - a joyful, moving and stereotype-busting tale.
Within a few pages I'd recognised a kindred spirit. Tourist-free solo travelling, lo-fi equipment including real maps instead of gadgets, a satisfying blend of action, thought and feeling, well-timed references to or quotes from one of my own heroines since I was a teenager. That central theme - the distinction between government and people - is not easy to maintain but it seemed to me Lois hit the right note every time.
A thrilling blend of action and perception, a gripping yarn that lifts the veil on one of the world's most misunderstood countries.
Funny, insightful and eye-opening, this adventure breaks down misconceptions and reveals a country of wonder and warmth.