Travel Writing Genius

A Listmania! list by Matt "mattsmith16"
 
Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics)
1.  Travels with Charley: In Search of America (Penguin Modern Classics) by John Steinbeck
The list author says:
  "Steinbeck has the ability to paint with words. And it all seems so damn effortless"
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In Siberia
2.  In Siberia by Colin Thubron
The list author says:
  "Devestating emotionally and bathed in otherworldy light"
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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
3.  The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean by Paul Theroux
The list author says:
  "All of his travel stuff is great but this one seems to me the most involving. Oh to spend a year circumnavigating the med..."
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Journey Without Maps (Vintage Classics)
4.  Journey Without Maps (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene
The list author says:
  "The days of this kind of adventure seem long gone."
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Journey Through Britain (Travel Literature)
5.  Journey Through Britain (Travel Literature) by John Hillaby
The list author says:
  "Hillaby undertakes those journeys that you think about but never get round too. 25 miles a day on foot: formidable"
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Old Glory: An American Voyage
6.  Old Glory: An American Voyage by Jonathan Raban
The list author says:
  "Down the Mississippi in a 14 footer..."
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A Journey in Ladakh
7.  A Journey in Ladakh by Andrew Harvey
The list author says:
  "Self-dramatisation can be tiring but this is open and honest"
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In Patagonia (Vintage Classics)
8.  In Patagonia (Vintage Classics) by Bruce Chatwin
The list author says:
  "The re-invention of travel writing and the ultimate in self-mythology"
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The Rings Of Saturn
9.  The Rings Of Saturn by W G Sebald
The list author says:
  "something that on the surface seems ordinary and quotidian but somehow is profoundly unsettling"
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The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Travel Library)
10.  The Road to Oxiana (Penguin Travel Library) by Robert Byron
The list author says:
  "Groundbreaking and illuminating and also very funny"
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The Snow Leopard
11.  The Snow Leopard by Peter Matthiessen
The list author says:
  "A beautiful and uplifting book"
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London Orbital
12.  London Orbital by Iain Sinclair
The list author says:
  "Seems almost restrictive to call what Sinclair does 'Travel Writing': he creates mythology beneath his feet and maps layers of history"
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Hokkaido Highway Blues
13.  Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson
The list author says:
  "Aims for a lightness of touch and achieves it but also manages to be deeply affecting"
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