Harrer's book describes Tibet in a way that I have never heard any other country described before. He tells how the Tibetan people are so devoted to their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. The scenes he describes makes the reader wish that he/she could go to Tibet themselves, but unfortunately they cant because of the Chinese occupation. Harrer shows the beautifulness of the Tibetan land and the horror of the Chinese occupation. He shows that Tibet was a rare and beautiful place that should be restored. Anyone who has suffered from repression, or anyone who just enjoys a good story in general, will find this book incredible.