Great descriptions of the people and places Mr. Theroux visited on his Great Railway Bazaar. I could almost smell the foods and drink along the way. I only wish I had kept a map on hand to trace his stops. My only negative comment was that we could have spent less time in India....
How could the author of such great fiction as "Fool" write something so base? I turned it off after the first hour and deleted it from my MP3 player so it wouldn't contaminate the other great works there. I think it was written for the 16 year old crowd who could never understand the witty humor of his earlier work.
Of course Lewis Carroll's story was great, I expected that- but what was truly amazing was all the different voices that brought this story to life! I know I will listen to this classic again and again.
I may have finished Asimov's Pebble in the Sky but it has not finished with me. Written shortly after we dropped the first atomic bomb over Japan, the story takes the atomic era to an imagined level not yet reached. It will stay with me as long as we are bickering with other atomic powers.
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