James OReilly

Helpful votes received on reviews: 88% (7 of 8)
Location: Northern California


Top Reviewer Ranking: 4,372,229 - Total Helpful Votes: 7 of 8
A Rotten Person Travels the Caribbean: A Grump in &hellip by Gary Buslik
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning Label!, 31 July 2008
Gary Buslik is one of the funniest writers I've ever stumbled across. DO NOT EAT WHILE READING OR YOU WILL CHOKE. In the spirit of disclosure, I am the publisher, but that also means I read tons and tons of travel writing and ought to be jaded, but Gary's book had me crying with laughter. Viva eccentrics. Here's what Chicago Sun-Times said recently: "For 254 seriously funny pages, this University of Illinois at Chicago literature and creative writing teacher recount the highlights of a couple of decades' worth of travel around the islands. He reminisces about watching cockfighting in Grenada, stalking Hemingway's ghost in Cuba and those "Midnight Express" moments while trying to smuggle… Read more
The Hotel on the Roof of the World: Five Years in &hellip by Alec Le Sueur
Marvelously funny, full of insights into Tibetan and Chinese minds. Loved it, wish I'd published it. Met Alex in 1988 when he was working at Holiday Inn Lhasa, a lunatic assignment to be sure.
Heartlands: Travels in the Tibetan World (Summerda&hellip by Michael Buckley
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
If you care about Tibet, or Tibetans, or the very idea of Tibet in the world, you must read Heartlands: Travels in the Tibetan World. With great humor, patience, and more than a little love, Michael Buckley roams this vast land top to bottom and east to west, and in the process makes the reader burn with a very un-Buddhist desire to tramp in his footsteps.