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The Dark Tourist by Dom Joly
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May 21, 2015

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bookshelves: humor, travel, politics
Read from July 20 to 27, 2011 , read count: 1

This book wasn't as hilarious as I expected, but that's ok. Instead it offered a candid, personal look into strange destinations (Iran, North Korea, etc.) through Dom Joly's eyes. And at times Joly's candid bluntness was quite funny. I got a better sense of what it is like to live in places that show up on the world news for civil wars, genocide, and dictatorial reigns. "Life finds a way..."

Favorite quote from the book: "If nothing else I hope that by writing about these places people will get another perspective on them, an appreciation that normal life exists under any circumstances...except maybe in North Korea, where it really is tough."

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