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Three Pagodas Pass: A Roundabout Journey to Burma Paperback – October 21, 2002


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  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Subway Books; Unabridged edition (October 21, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0968716326
  • ISBN-13: 978-0968716328
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,036,910 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...an enormously engaging book..." -- Tim Chamberlain, Victoria Times, March 2003

"Getting to Burma on the cheap is a formidable task. And who but a weathered adventurer could..." -- Andrew Kett, Quill & Quire, December 2002

About the Author

George Fetherling is the author or editor of more than fifty books of verse, fiction, biography, history and travel, including Travels by Night: A Memoir of the Sixties and Running Away to Sea: Round the World on a Tramp Freighter. He writes a book-and-ideas column in the Vancouver Sun.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By VF on February 14, 2005
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Fetherling gives Canadian travelers a bad name. He promises adventure, but I did not feel like I was on the journey at all. I felt like he did not even go on his journey. His colonial attitude is all that needs to be said as far as the tone of the book goes.

He tries to make the book interesting, but he wraps himself up in pure fact and history: He uses these as fillers for the book. Bernadette kind of... vanishes from his book mysteriously, and he treats other cultures from a "I've got my nose way up here" point of view. He describes events as being so negative. Never positive.

He does not deliver anything but fact, and if you are the type of reader that enjoys reading literary travel books for FACT or HISTORY: Read this book. If you love emotion, culture, and self-discovery, DO NOT READ this book.

The cover is deceiving. Not once does he mention any of the people on his book jacket, nor does he delve into the mind of the cultures he "experiences". He gives himself too much credit.
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