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Video Night in Kathmandu and Other Reports from the Not-So-Fa... by Pico Iyer
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Nov 20, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: traveladventure
Read in February, 2009

Disappointing. Pico rails about how badly the West has polluted the rest of the world, lamenting the ruined purity of far-flung places. Michael Jackson cd's for sale in Indonesian villages? I'm shocked, shocked! For anyone who has been around the world a bit, this book is just too obvious, and for anyone who hasn't, it's a cynical and jaded expose of...nothing too interesting. What a clever fellow! He finds what he expects to find; this book is about as interesting as a restaurant review of Chili's or TGI Fridays. Not fun. And the writing is repetitive. He only had 50 pages of real ideas.
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