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The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux
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Jan 23, 2011

really liked it
Read from January 20 to 24, 2011

This book is oddly saved by the fact that it's dated so poorly. When I picked it up I was worried it might be all 'oh, foreign people are so fascinating, aren't they?' but instead it's racist in a kind of seventies, other countries are so backward kind of way. He particularly dislikes Australians. I'm vaguely interested in reading Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar because, by the time that was written, racist generalisations may have slipped out of fashion, and he would have had to find something else to write about.

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