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The Tomb in Seville by Norman Lewis
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Apr 19, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: travel
Read from April 19 to May 09, 2011

I think I read this book in 2003 when it was released. After reading it I'm still not sure if I ever read it. It's pretty unremarkable. I still don't get the fascination with Lewis as a great travel writer. There are some pithy comments but his writing doesn't bridge the decades or the cultural chasm of English society. I'd read his book about wartime Naples and was just as unimpressed. At least this was mercifully short.

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04/19/2011 page 1
1.0% "I'm thinking I read this. I'll soon find out. I remember reading one of his books about Italy and WW II and finishing it and thinking, " I don't get it. Why is this guy considered one of the greatest travel writers of the 20th Century??" I much prefer Iyer, Chatwin, or Theroux."
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