I love travel and love travelogues.
This is my first experience with Paul Theroux and I extremely enjoyed his humor and his insight.
I thoroughly enjoyed The Great Railway Bazaar, and so I decided to take this one on too.
I was afraid that this wouldn't live up, but it really did.
Paul's writing is excellent, and he's still an avid traveler; the fact that he had to change course from the original route made it all the more interesting as he was able to reach new places that he hadn't before.
The genre of this book and this particular type of humor are ones that I generally like, but the narration and the way the book is written just put me off.
I found both extremely irritating and just quit the book after an hour.
I'm a big fan of Louis' work and have watched the majority of his documentaries.
This was probably the reason I found myself so captivated by this title; Louis revisits a select number of memorable characters in a sort of "Where are they now?" type of quest.
He gives a succinct review of each character before describing the re-visitation, so you're not completely lost if you haven't watched his shows (though you really should).
Louis also provides very interesting insights in regard to the individuals and cultures he encounters and the occasional character imitations he performs are super adorable, too.
A light action/comedy story that's ideal for audio books. The story doesn't always require your full concentration and still remains interesting and entertaining.
I thought the narrator performed fairly well, given such a diverse range of character types.
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