One of the most entertaining books I have read in a long while . . . Superb comic detail (Angus Wilson Observer
He has done our travelling for us brilliantly (William Golding
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Paul Theroux decided to board every train that chugged into view, from Victoria Station to Tokyo Central; to take the branch line to Simla, the spur through the Khyber Pass and the chord line that links Indian Railways with those of Ceylon; the Mandalay Express, the Malaysian Golden Arrow, the locals in Vietnam and the trains with bewitching names, the Orient Express, the North Star, the Trans-Siberian. The result is the story of an adventure fuelled by the romance of the railways. In the fine old tradition of purposeless travel for fun and adventure . . . compulsive reading Graham Green More than a rich and original entertainment. His people, places and asides will stay a long time jostling in the mind of the reader V. S. Pritchett One of the most entertaining books I have read Angus Wilson
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