9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Entertaining and light,
By A Customer
This review is from: Around the World in 80 Days (Paperback)
The book could be described more accurately as a "transit tale" than a "travel tale." Palin describes the stress and boredom of trying to circumnavigate the globe in 80 days, so he has little time to comment on the world around him. But his lighthearted humour and intelligence have produced an enjoyable tale. But do not expect to laugh uproariously. Also, I recommend that you not read this book while travelling on your own adventure as I did. As I found myself escaping into Palin's descriptions of Saudi Arabia and India, I found myself disoriented as I raised my eyes to look at the exotic country through which I happened to be travelling. Better to escape with Palin while sitting at home on the couch than while living your own adventure.