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Very good book!
Akin to Theodore Dalrymple's 'Utopia's Elsewhere', its a deep personal account of his time in the old Soviet Union and China from the 70s up until 1990.It is not just an account of what he did and/or saw, Wren contextualises, comments and analyses the strange experiences he had during his time in both countries.Of course the SU collapsed around the time of the books publication and China, while still ruled by the communist party is a different place. However account of these two places help us u...