Paul Theroux has been on my to-read list for a while, and look what I’ve found in an *English bookstore in Suleimaniya!
Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China
*I say English bookstore, but it’s really more like a bookstore with a hodge podge of books written in a language other than Kurdish. A lot of cheesy romance novels, random computer/IT manuals (including “How to Hack a Computer”), and the rare readable novel. I wish I could tell you where the bookstore is located, or what it was called, but all I know is that it’s near a bus parking lot and open-air secondhand book market. Great help I am, I know.