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The Pillars of Hercules by Paul Theroux
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Jul 08, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2007, travel-literature, favourites, english, male-writers
Recommended for: travelers
Read in August, 2006

Theroux amuses me.

I know that not everyone likes his sarcasm and that he is seemingly never content with where he is (but then, which great traveler is ever contempt with where he is? Isn't that why we travel?). I find him intelligent and entertaining, and because I don't always agree with him, he makes me look at the world in a new and interesting ways. That he managed to do that when he wrote about Europe, my home, shows even more what a great writer he is.

The Pillars of Hercules is everything you could want from a Theroux book. Personally, I liked "The happy Isles of Oceania" better, but intellectually this is his best book so far. I hope his new one is released soon.
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