©2007 Paul Theroux; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC.
"[Theroux is] an irresistible storyteller." (Chicago Tribune)
Everyone in this book is unpleasant, and I found the stories pointless. I'm not a fan of cliffhanger endings pretending to be deep.
I am an English teacher in China and can now read and write some Chinese.I have been to 8 countries on 4 continents.I am an avid audiophile and also read a great deal.i play chess,cook,love world music and embrace the outdoors at every opportunity.My favorite listens have all been adventure driven,but I can also appreciate stuff related to science,business and even fiction.
A group of three short stories in exotic India.The best of which is about a lawyer who doesn't particularly like India on his first visit,but is sucked into the vortex of this maddening place on subsequent visits.He becomes vegetarian and embraces the Indian culture.Meanwhile,his Indian partner becomes successful in America.There is a lot to understanding the grift that Indian people have succumbed to in order to survive.I had a small taste of it in a short visit to Sri Lanka.Everyone has a scam that seems very plausible to our western ears in order to wrest small amounts of cash from even the most wary of travelers.This isn't Theroux's best work,but it is much better than some of the fiction he has put out.
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