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Quirkily bonkers fun
on 25 November 2011
I was already an AA Gill fan so this book was preaching to the converted - and my faith has been rewarded! Lots of anecdotes of travel and food from around the world, illuminated by AA Gill's funny, snippy, acerbic and sharply observed style. I have not been to many of the places he writes about nor eaten many of the dishes he consumed - but felt as if I had after reading the book.
He paints a very interesting picture of today's New York, his disappointment in Istanbul, describes his fascination with slums (as he says, because he doesn't have to live one!) and lots more. A phrase in one of his columns sticks with me, "You can only travel as far as you can describe." I'm still trying to work that one out... Highly recommended read.