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Paul Theroux's books include The Last Train to Zona Verde, Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands. His most recent work is Deep South.
A friend formerly resident in the Pacific once surprised me by contradicting my paeon to Theroux by observing that in 'Paddling the Pacific' his writing is compromised by his... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by Mr. G. Morgan
Wry, beautifully on versed trip around the UK coast. ❤️ 💖 🌺 recommended. Very good character observations, sardonic at times, & at times lol funny...Published 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
An outsiders view of Britain in the 80's. Is this the country that's returning - one with a fear of foreigners and a gulf between rich and poor? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul
how can someone spend 11 years in a country and yet be so horrid and humourless about its people and places? Read morePublished 10 months ago by geebee
This is a marvelous book,I will be hanging on to this one.Published 13 months ago by Mrs. C. E. Smith
Theroux is travelling around Britain's coastline in 1981 when the Falklands War broke out. He is walking and taking trains and meeting people along the way, staying in guest houses... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Andrew Marriott
I rather rate Theroux as a travel writer but this tome struck me as a rather cynical jaunt around various parts of the coastline where he attempted to find the worst in people. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 2013 by rayc
A good read but not a patch on Bill Brysons book on GB a bad picture of the British nature where Bill captures the humour, good to travel the British Isles but wanted to know more... Read morePublished on 25 Mar. 2013 by compulsive reader