The Great Railway Bazaar
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The Great Railway Bazaar
Paul Theroux
Travel & Adventure
Jul 30, 2018
“Ever since childhood,” the author begins, “when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.” In the three-hundred-odd pages that follow, Theroux indulges his lifelong desire on a grand scale, setting out from Victoria Station in London to travel across the Continent and through Asia on some of the world’s greatest trains: the Orient Express, the Night Mail to Meshed, the Khyber Pass Local, the Golden Arrow, the Trans-Siberian Express. The first of the author’s several successful books of journeys, The Great Railway Bazaar is, appropriately enough, transporting from beginning to end. Few books deliver the joy of armchair travel with such unfailing intelligence and entertainment—or with such easy and pleasing forward motion.
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Apr 1, 2019
Apart from his most recent books I love his writing
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May 3, 2019
A great introduction to travel writing, and a great encouragement to travel!
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