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The Great Railway Bazaar - Paul Theroux
The Great Railway Bazaar
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First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the... show more
First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780618658947 (0618658947)
ASIN: 618658947
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 342
Edition language: English
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
2.0 The Great Railway Bazaar
I’m told this is a benchmark in travel literature, a must read, but I couldn’t honestly rate this even three stars. It’s the kind of book that instead of causing you to yearn to see new places makes you want to stay at home. The book would seem to have all the ingredients of a classic; in print afte...
AC
AC rated it
A great read -- no review here, but will comment when I've read (soon) Ghost Train..., which is The Great Railway Bazaar redux, 30 years later.
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Wielki bazar kolejowy. Pociągiem przez Azję
Nie mogłam się oderwać. Autor ceni wysoko swoje ego, ale książka jest po prostu kapitalna.
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Wielki bazar kolejowy. Pociągiem przez Azję
Nie mogłam się oderwać. Autor ceni wysoko swoje ego, ale książka jest po prostu kapitalna.
Pirlim Pem Pem
Pirlim Pem Pem rated it
5.0 Wielki bazar kolejowy. Pociągiem przez Azję
Nie mogłam się oderwać. Autor ceni wysoko swoje ego, ale książka jest po prostu kapitalna.
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