4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Macho macho man,
This review is from: Fortune-Teller Told ME, A: Earthbound Travels in the Far East (Paperback)
This is an entertaining enough travel book but I was really put off by the machismo of the author. There are many examples of his male chauvinism in the book, such as when he says that the practice of 'hired wives' is a 'civilised' one.
Another thing I found irritating was his superficiality (he constantly jumps from one whim to another, first he says he'll see the best fortune-teller in each location he visits, then decides to stop that, then gets interested in the elections in Cambodia, and so on). I was expecting some continuity of thought/action, and more depth in his thoughts. I've noticed men seem to enjoy this book much more than women, and I was really surprised at some of the glowing reviews.