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I am a Theroux "completist" which is why I ordered this rather obscure collection of stories. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Captain K
These stories are full of mystery and sensuality. Theroux tackles the subject of sex in a way I haven't seen perhaps since Henry Miller. Don't miss this collection. Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by Joecritic
Paul Theroux is a master at both physical descriptions and psychological portraits. Whatever location he describes, he makes me want to go there and experience the same sights and... Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by fanofjapan
All of The Stranger at the Palazzo d'Oro is fine, but the title story is superb: this is great American literature composed by one of the best artists in America.Published on February 16, 2013 by C. Davis
This was my first time reading Paul Theroux and I'm not impressed. The writing seemed gratuitously pretentious and the woman characters were (in my opinion) poorly sculpted. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by Chattie Elaine
This is a strange collection by Paul Theroux: two stories of novella length and two shorter ones. The cover would have you believe that the common thread is Theroux' sense of... Read morePublished on June 23, 2011 by Roger Brunyate
I highly recommend this book, along with My Secret History and My Other Life. Let other people write multi paragraph reviews, I'll just say that these three books are Theroux's... Read morePublished on July 5, 2009 by chuckb
One thing you can say about Paul Theroux is that he appears to have no secrets, if you believe the quote in my review title from 'A Judas Memoir', one of the four stories in this... Read morePublished on January 25, 2005 by A. G. Plumb
I enjoyed some of the stories and some I didn't. But that's the way it is with collections of short stories. Read morePublished on April 13, 2004 by Amazon Customer