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This is real Travel writing,
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This review is from: The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific (Paperback)
I find it confusing how other comments here complain that this book is too much 'about the author' - surely thats the whole point, otherwise go and buy a Lonely Planet guide - Theroux is a writer and this is literature and in my opinion the most honest and heartfelt of all his travel books - no its not the story of those islands - its the story of a man trying to find hope there as his marriage collapses and in that way far more compelling and meaningful. This is what travel writing should be - personal, expressionist and at times painfully true.