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"The captain had lost control of his spittle, which landed on my face as he spoke. He was also dribbling a bit. Plainclothes-man was trying to shout over the captain while the younger policeman just sat there smiling drunkenly, sporadically pointing at his lapel and saying 'Politsia'. I was mostly silent now as opening my mouth would have resulted in a stream of saliva dow ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 19th 2012 by Oran Burke (first published September 15th 2012)
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Lauren
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. I love travel literature so this was right up my alley! It was very interesting to read about the author's different encounters at various borders and the corruption that exists amongst the officials of certain countries. I admire Oran's willingness to cross these borders in order to travel around! I would likely be a bit too afraid to attempt this! Thank you for the wonderful novel and I really enjoyed reading it!
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I received this book for free via the Goodreads Firstreads giveaway. I am so glad that I found it, for it proved to be a fascinating glimpse into the author's travels. It is definitely something I would recommend to anyone interested in travel and the travel writing genre.
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I got this book from goodreads giveaway and this book made me realize that traveling is not just the fun part. The customs, the checkpoints, and the political situation added the "fun" part of a journey.
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Oran Burke is an Irish writer who has spent most of his adult life in the UK. He is the author of Travels with Checkpoints, a travelogue, and Who owns all the oranges?, a dystopian tale of a Britain without democracy.

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