I have admired Theroux for a long time and find his stories about travel to really give you a sense of being there and a sense of what travelling is all about. However Dark Star was a real disappointmemt. In this story Theroux is focused solely on himself, the book is literally all about him. His expectations are not met on this trip and he lets you know. The welcome he hoped for did not happen. The Africa he knew in the peace core and in his teaching position seems to have decayed and he can not get over it.
I had hoped to "see" Africa through his eyes. Instead I saw Theroux's bitter, inward turning self.
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