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Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express,... show more



Paul Theroux's highly acclaimed novels include Blinding Light, Hotel Honolulu, My Other Life, Kowloon Tong, and The Mosquito Coast. His renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Dark Star Safari, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Old Patagonian Express, and The Happy Isles of Oceania. He lives in Hawaii and on Cape Cod.

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Birth date: April 10, 1941
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it 3 years ago
A Christmas card by Paul TherouxThis story starts out with a family and the father has gotten them lost on the snowy road. They notice a light and approach the house. The man wants the family to stay the night.The man leaves a card for them when they leave in the morning. The card is magic and chang...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 3 years ago
This was my first taste of Paul Theroux, but I tend to love the orange-spined Penguin books and the Sunday Times byline on the cover suggesting the author "is as cool as Maugham", just had to be tested. Set in Malawi, the book follows the antics of American, Calvin Mullet, sent by his company 'Homem...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: winter-20152016, lit-richer-jan-2016, lit-richer, haiti, hell-breaks-loose-one-night-ashore, published-1965, tbr-busting-2016, a-cut-above, author-love, beautifully-put, black-magic, caribbean-caper, casual-violence, corruption, ex-pats, gone-native, gulp, islands, life-is-cheap-around...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 4 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2015, published-2015, radio-4, nonfiction, north-americas, southern, travel Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from August 27 to September 04, 2015 BOTWhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b067w2dvDescription: Paul Theroux has spent fifty years crossing the globe, adventu...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, I have already written three blogposts worth of thoughts on this really interesting book, however I will simply touch on a few more important points for those of you who don't have the time (or the inclination) to read through what I have written elsewhere (and the links to those posts are bel...
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