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Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
3.57
I found myself very energized after reading this book, even going so far as to say out loud ,"Maybe I should plan a trip to Egypt, it'll be fun!". Rom ...more
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Jan 05, 2010
 
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
3.92
What a brilliant, engaging story about a little-known and, frankly, mostly persecuted group of people who seem to exist in people's minds solely in te ...more
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May 28, 2010
 
Hotel Honolulu
3.41
I really like Paul Theroux's style of writing-his characters are, on the surface, equal parts successful, boastful, satisfied with their state in life ...more
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Apr 01, 2010
 
Literal Madness: Kathy Goes to Haiti, My Death My Life, by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Florida
3.75
"Kathy Goes to Haiti" a.k.a. the only story I read in this trilogy, reminded me of a grainy, poorly lit 70s porn movie where there was no pretense of ...more
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Apr 11, 2012
 
The Elephanta Suite: Three Novellas
3.30
I liked this book because, like other books about foreign places I have read, it transported me to an exotic locale that I am unlikely to visit anytim ...more
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Jan 19, 2010
 
How to Avoid Being Killed in a War Zone: The Essential Survival Guide for Dangerous Places
3.73
Entertaining look at sudden dispatches to unknown places where stepping on a land mine is easier than locating a tampon. Not necessarily something I'd ...more
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Mar 08, 2012
 
The Mosquito Coast
3.79
What could have been a great novel, ended up falling flat on its face. The premise, a brilliant, greatly misunderstood inventor who has radical ideas ...more
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Apr 26, 2010
 
Heart of Darkness
3.39
I've always dreamt of traveling to exotic and far-flung locales like the Congo but realize, that with my various anxieties, phobias, and general distr ...more
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Jun 30, 2010
 
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
3.96
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May 12, 2010
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