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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.
Travel writing at its absolute best. This is my favorite of all Theroux's travel books, as he visits many places he spent time in decades before and shows what's happened in the... Read morePublished 4 days ago by ReadMoreVonnegut
The usual Theroux! The adventure begins with enthusiasm and ends with fatigue and bone weariness: in between you "see" the area he travels through his practiced eyes and... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Sops
A brilliant travelogue with astute, descriptive accounts of places visited and persons encountered. Theroux' insights are sometimes jarring, always keen and many times painfully... Read morePublished 19 days ago by Michael Bledsoe
Perhaps the foremost travel writer today Paul Theroux has given us such wonderful excursions as “The Great Railway Bazaar” and “Riding the Iron Rooster” among many others. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andy McKinney
this book makes one become aware of the diversity in culture, animosity and unsurmountable obstacles in getting countries to reconcile their difficulties.Published 1 month ago by Dennis R. Bruzina
Critical, cynical and long-winded. I had thought this might have been a good companion to take whilst back-packing South-East Africa but was mistaken. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Declan Berndt
He just tells about his experience. That is it. There is a bit of his personal social and political views stuck in there, which is more distracting than anything, no foundation... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Burton Adrian
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 4 months 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 4 months ago by Green Eric