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.
Wonderful to read, I had the use the thesaurus more than once to get the full benefit of some of the descriptions of current life and wildlife in Africa. Read morePublished 25 days ago by R. Roy
An amazing story or travel journal I should say that's describing Africa and it's many beautiful places but he is not afraid of telling how it really is for example with the help... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Laila Erlandsen
This is now an indispensable tool for me now that I bought it. The ergonomics are good, power is good. Read morePublished 2 months ago by EmMar
Hard to imagine a single individual taking this trip and surviving. Written in 2003 and a fore telling of the world as we know it Jan. 2015. Fascinating and apocalyptic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mitchell J. Clark
I picked this up in preparation for my trip to Africa. It was an easy read and gave me a perspective on Africa that really added to my experience. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Joshua
I like Theroux and I like adventure, especially in the comfort of my chair, so this one fits the bill!Published 2 months ago by Diane P
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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Sops