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Was brutalized war made some people better Some other uotes from the book that I likedon what he looks for n books Originality humor subtlety The writing The Succubus itself A sense of place A new way of seeing Lots of things I like to believe the things I read Look we are Croats but last year my father was robbed of almost five thousand US dollarsn dinars and the robber was a Croat He laughed He was busily eating spaghetti Serbs are Protestants Croats are Catholics Bosnians are Mussulmens Me I can t understand Slovene or Montenegrin or Macedonian It The Bitchy Waiter: Tales, Tips Trials from a Life in Food Service is like French to me Bosnian and Serbian and Croat language are almost the same But we don t speak to each other any That was the strange thing about a tourist resort without tourists The town had been adapted for people who were not there The hotels looked haunted the restaurants and shops were empty the beaches were neglected as a result and were littered and dirty Few of the shops sold anything that a native or a townie would be likely to need or could afford So the place wasnhabited by real people but everything else about Dictionary of Misinformation it seemed unrealAfter that whenever I read about troop maneuvers or politicians grandstanding or mortar attack on cities or the pettiness and terror of the war I thought about this skinny man and wife each one holding a bag pushing their little boy down the uay at Split their starved faces turned to the Mediterranean waiting for the ferry to take them away from here Are you a religious person No I have no religion he said Religions false Christian Muslim Jewish all false Why do you think that Because they cause trouble Don t they bring peace and understanding too People should be friends I think t s easier to be friends without religion he said You can have peace without religion Peace Shadowtech (Shadowrun, 7110) by Karl Wu (1993-01-09) is easier too without religion Why do you bother to read travelogues Jeff1 Between workingn the adult film How to Build and Detail Model Railroad Scenes, Vol. 2 industry and a stint for the Royal Canadian Mounties I traveled extensively as Theroux amuses me I know that not everyone likes his sarcasm and that hes seemingly never content with where he Archetype (Archetype, is but then which great travelers ever contempt with where he s Isn t that why we travel I find him ntelligent and entertaining and because I don t always agree with him he makes me look at the world The Wise Man's Fear (The Kingkiller Chronicle, Book 2) in a new andnteresting ways That he managed to do that when he wrote about Europe my home shows even what a great writer he sThe Pillars of Hercules s everything you could want from a Theroux book Personally I liked The happy Isles of Oceania better but Driven (Full Throttle, intellectually thiss his best book so far I hope his new one Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine is released soon At his best Therouxs a lovable grump at his worst a poster person for whitepeoplesproblemsAt a certain point reading this book became an ordeal Can someone edit this man pleaseAnd by the way the portuguese saying he uotes near the end uando con Levante chiove las pedras muove sn t portuguese and rather a strange combination of spanish and talian funny he wouldn t notice since he keeps pointing out how fluent he s n Heat It Up (Out of Uniform, italian which made me doubt every single turkish sentence writtenFor all his talk of wanting see real places and real people he really comesnto his own surrounded by wealthy excentrics n a luxurious cruise Theroux don t fight t dude You re just a white waspish snobbish man Just embrace Guys Like Girls Who . . . it Let me hear those cruise menus again I ll confess from the start that a travel memoirs just not my kind of thing and so I probably started reading this book rather resentfully I just so desperately wanted to be proved wrong Sadly I was not This book delved O Mistério do Lago (Inspetor Erlendur, into the dull minutiae of his trip to the extent that I was simply bored byt The book contained sweeping generalisations about the countries cultures and people he encountered on his travels and there were no great nsights that I could glean I suppose now s the time that I admit I only got half way through before getting so annoyed with the man that I threw the book across the room and declared I could not possibly take any This Tristes trópicos is just not for Ist's eye and his portraits are pleasantly tinged with malice The Washington Post Book WorldTHEROUX AT HIS BEST An armchair trip with Therouxs sometimes dark but always a delight PlayboyAS SATISFYING AS A GLASS OF COOL WINE ON A DUSTY CALABRIAN AFTERNOON With his effortless writing style observant eye and take no prisoners approach Theroux s n top form chronicling this 18 month circuit of the Mediterranean Kirkus Reviews starred revie.

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I m about 13 the way through and yes he A Modest Independence (Parish Orphans of Devon, is one cranky old man and annoyingly full of himself Thissn t anything new but The Broken Sword (Forever King, in the past he was also a very good travel writer This alass no longer trueIn this book he s become lazy He goes from place to place getting on one boat or train after another and Büyücü ve Cam Küre (Kara Kule, interacting only with the people he randomly encounters the proprietor of the he hotel others waiting for transport the lunatics who accost strangersn public places It s as The Witches of Eastwick (Eastwick if he s gone work to rule on filling this book contract He s signed a contract to write a book where he goes to all these places he s damnedf he s going to do anything than he has to when he gets there For example he goes to Robert Graves home on Mallorca but tells the reader almost nothing about Graves who was one of the Roll Of Thunder, Hear My Cry Study Guide interesting authors of the 20th century What he does say about Gravess so telegraphic you d have to know a lot about Graves before reading Gospođa (Suzana it to understandt He throws off a one liner for example about how Graves threw out his lover and found another White Goddess Theroux doesn t bother to meet with Graves children who were living EGGcellent Joke Book in the house when he visited either It would be one thingf this was because they had rejected a reuest to meet him but he admits he didn t even bother to contact them LazyNote I did finish Stealing Midnight (Beneath the Veil, it andt got worse Once out of Western Europe Theroux sees what he expects to see applying racial and national stereotypes to everyone he meets based on a phrase or two he overhears or elicits His antisemitism The Poison Squad is pervasive and unpleasant and very familiar to anyone who livesn Massachusetts and knows people raised n the class he grew up n What Theres No Place Like D-Wing is the most wearing and revealing about the authorn this book Hatch Bright! is the way he continuously excoriates the other foreigners he meets for being tourists while flattering himself that hes a traveler Not once or twice but every few pages The world to Theroux s nfested with people who travel the same places he goes and enjoy them A lot of them turn out to be Germans who he loathes for reasons he considers so self evident he doesn t share them with the reader Indeed as far as I ve read he s just left Croatia he s never actually brought any Germans to life with his pen but dozens of times he s used the term German Monster, Vol. 3: The Perfect Edition in the same kind of tone most travelers save for bedbugs In short the once perceptive Theroux has become lazy and traveling has become a distasteful pursuit he must follow to earn the very comfortable living that lets him spend the rest of his timen Hawaii basking n his fame I like Theroux I like his grouchy old man act and I like the books not a fan of the novels though This one s entertaining and Dancing With The Devil informative and well written It s also another example of a book written not so long ago at all but which thanks to the Internet gap seems to be from another world the author making phone calls to Honolulun bars and being amazed at this for example In THE PILLARS OF HERCULES Paul Theroux travels a well trodden path for once and one which has perhaps been excessively romanticized Tell Me Everything i Paul Therouxs not a nice man It Parental Guidance (Ice Knights, isn t nice to say that Albanians look retarded Itsn t nice to point out that Greece Die Zeit, die uns bleibt is a welfare case sponging off the EU and milking a cultural legacyt has dishonored with The Complete Adventures of the Borrowers its parochialism Andt certainly Claiming Cullen isn t nicet s n fact downright Titanium Mike Saves the Day impolitic and a bit sinister to take such obvious pleasuren despising IsraelisBut nice people as a rule don t write great travel books They write heartwarming tales full of spiritual uplift and multicultural group hugs Niceness complacent undiscriminating niceness The Daughters of Cain (Inspector Morse, is basically sluttish It smiles at stupidity and winks atnjustice and consults San Angelo Showdown (Blood Bond, its own comfort I don t knowf The Pillars of Hercules If Looks Could Kill is a great travel book butt s definitely an Elvis and the Blue Christmas Corpse interesting one and that s saying something because the Mediterraneans the most overdone body of water n literature Theroux may be a hater but he s what Hazlitt used to call a good hater his hatred generously makes room for all kinds. DAZZLING TimeTHEROUX'S WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language We are delighted along with Theroux by the politeness of the Turks amazed by the mountainous highlands n Syria touched by the gesture of an Albanian waitress who will not let him pay for his modest meal Th.

Of odd passions and sudden sympathies If you really must travel and personally I think people should stay home and watch CSI Theroux s example s as good as any Reminded myself why I swore off of Theroux s travel books years ago Although I finished this one like the others t was not so much travel as a report on the four Forbidden Ecstasy (Gray Eagle, inches between his ears while going to the ports of the Mediterranean Hoped to get a kind of update on many of the same places I had been especiallyn Turkey and was disappointed to get Theroux s egotistical and misanthropic attitude towards everything My recommendation avoid his travel books there are vastly palatable travel writers and stick to his fiction which Jesus isn t as larded with him Thiss my fourth Paul Theroux travel book and the first one I am giving 3 stars From the Highest Mountain instead of 4 I had high expectations andt fell somewhat flat Some parts I enjoyed reading but others were really boring Paul wasn t even sure Enchanted Heart if he wanted to write this book In his previous travel books I enjoyed his journey through the Polynesianslands taking the railway from Boston across Latin America all the way down to Patagonia and his train journeys through China This time he travels along the Mediterranean coast skipping Lebanon Libya and Algeria a region which he said he had never set foot on but read a lot about His journey begins n Gibraltar and he travels along the coast of Spain and France to Mallorca Corsica Sardinia and Sicily Then he continues along the coast of Italy Slovenia and Croatia In the eastern Mediterranean his trip becomes a bit chaotic and he often has to trace his way back to Italy n order to reach other places The Yugoslavian War Of Grave Concern (An Ophelia Wylde Paranormal Mystery, is waging during that time early nineties and there are some placesn the Arab world he was advised to not visit He talks a lot about the books he read of the country he has visited He meets some Darkness Avenged (Guardians of Eternity, incredible authors like Naguib Mahfouzn Egypt and Paul Bowles Bound in Lingerie (Bare Naked Designs, in Morocco I was shocked to read thatn the nineties many beaches of the Mediterranean were already littered I don t know Red Wine Technology if thats still the case or Its Hotter In Hawaii (Men of Hawaii if there has been anymprovement His favorite countries were Syria Tunisia and of course Italy because of the food He Cataclysm is uite lucky to have seen Syria before the Syrian War It made me sad thinking of how much the war with ISIS has destroyed verymportant historical places Ultima Rumba En La Habana in Syria We really lost a lot there I got the feeling that he didn t like the touristy aspects of the Mediterranean whichs why he was critical of the real estate boom Return To Me in coast Spain and Greece He also doesn t like welfare states He likes the less developed parts of the Mediterranean and avoided sightseeing which sometimes wasmpossible I remember when I read his book journey through the Polynesian Islands and through China Paul was sort of restless critical and very witty This time around he has calmed down and somewhat boring especially the parts Le Collectionneur in Italy Maybe because he speaks Italian fluently the unexpected didn t hit him Or maybet s because he blends Snapped 2 in very welln Mediterranean society most people gnored him and nothing nteresting happened Luckily the story picked up again when he took a luxury cruise ship across the Mediterranean first and then a Turkish cruise ship where he was the only foreigner on board That showed me his Diana Ross interesting side again and how he adapts and talks to people The people on both ships were such contrasts to each other Its really the people who make the novel for Paul Remembering the Moroccan Jewish taxi driver A Killers Touch in Haifa who complained about the Arabs but when he tagged along with Paul to visit an Arab Christian writer he was so touched by their hospitality and words I was also touched by the old womann Croatia who was living n war but didn t want to take Paul s money for the coffee he had n her restaurant because they had a good conversation about life I had to travel here to find a token of generosity from a skinny woman Rough Sex In Her Lonely Cabin in a cafen a town full of shell holes Evas Deadline in the shadow of a war Perhaps war was the reason not everyone. E Pillars of Herculess engrossing and enlightening from start a damning account of tourists annoying the apes of Gibraltar to finish an utterly captivating visit with Paul Bowles Haunted (The Arnaud Legacy, in Tangier worth the price of the book all bytself Chicago TribuneENTERTAINING READING WHEN YOU READ THEROUX YOU'RE TRULY ON A TRIP The Boston Sunday GlobeHIS PICARESUE NARRATIVE IS STUDDED WITH SCENES THAT STICK IN THE MIND He looks at strangers with a novel.

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