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The Last Train to Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari
liked it
For anyone thinking of traveling to Africa for a fun, glamping safari adventure in the bush, you might want to think twice before reading this book. T ...more
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Aug 30, 2016
Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey
really liked it
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
really liked it
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
liked it
"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
Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
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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
It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and War
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This is a tale of the absolute pinnacle of journalism: war reporting. Though many war reporters risk personal relationships, safety and stability in o ...more
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Apr 10, 2015
The Elephanta Suite
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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
really liked it
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
liked it
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
it was ok
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
really liked it
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May 12, 2010
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