If you've lived in Africa, you'll love reading Paul Theroux's account of his overland trip from Cairo to Capetown, off the beaten track.
Besides all that, the book is fascinating for Theroux's observations about people, history, and places, especially because he visits some very out-of-the way places.
The worst thing about this book is coming to the end and knowing that it will be years before Mr. Theroux decides, and actually does write another book like this.
This is a fast-reading commentary on life today in Africa, where corruption, disease, violence, and the devaluation of human life have resulted from the decimation of local... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Robert Fisher
I dread the day I run out of new Paul Theroux books to read. Dark Star Safari did not disappoint! His style of writing, which includes the good, the bad and the ugly, makes you... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Green Eric
I have read many Theroux books. This is as good or better than many. A look at Africa that a reader rarely gets. Read morePublished 21 days ago by SMB.
Thanks to this master of prose for giving us another trip through Africa. It is such a joy to read and learn at the same time.Published 28 days ago by dee horwitz
This is a fascinating account of one brave middle-aged man's journey from the north of Africa to the southern tip. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RetirementRocks
Perhaps I have rated this story of a remarkable journey lower than it deserves. Perhaps it is because as an African I am sad to see my continent through such negative experiences. Read morePublished 2 months ago by ChanelS
Everyone knows that Africa is comprised of many nations, and that it is a bad idea to lump all of them under the "continent" umbrella, yet that if often the case. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rachel Y. Thompson
As a firm believer in democracy I have to admit that this political system quite obviously failed in all Africa and the future of that continent is really black. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Manfred Finkhaeuser
"The nosy woman's husband, an irritating old philistine, who looked like Phildown man in a golf cap, kept saying to me, :"I'll guess I'll have to read one of your books... Read morePublished 3 months ago by James Kevin McKethan