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Title: I had a great trip!
Please note this review pertains to the Kindle version. (I have not received the paperback I ordered to give to a friend, as yet. Read more
Read this after Happy Isles of Oceania, so, maybe that's why I was disappointed. This was one of his earlier books.Published on Feb. 9 2013 by Irish Rose
Despite it's previous bestseller status, I found this book to be quite slow and it didn't grab my concentration. Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by J. Jacobs
This is a journal of a trip covering the major rail routes available in the 1970s across Europe and Asia. Read morePublished on Sept. 16 2003 by Amazon Customer
I recently re-read Theroux's Great Railway Bazaar and immediately was awash in memories of innumerable train journeys across the length and breadth of my native India. Read morePublished on June 2 2003 by David Rasquinha
"Paul Theroux is _so_ overrated!"
It was a line I would hear over and over again during the past month I spent with 'The Great Railway Bazaar' every time I fielded the... Read more
"Train travel animate my imagination and usually give me solitude to order and write my thoughts: I travel easily in two directions, along the level rails while Asia flashed... Read morePublished on Jan. 7 2002 by Britt Arnhild Lindland
One of the off-putting things about traditional travelogues is the litany of thing-descriptions (buildings, markets, clothes, hills) which just don't make for compelling brain... Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2001 by Venugapal Vasudevan
A great opportunity wasted.
This is my first Theroux. I am envious for he had the opportunity to travel all around the world that too in train. Read more