From Library Journal
The commonly heard phrase that a writer has "put a lot of himself into the book" is especially apt for describing Schwartz's six-year journey through Africa and Asia. In that time Schwartz managed to get into the most obscure places imaginable andamazingly get out alive and intact. During much of his odyssey he had little or no money, so he slept on sand, floors, or in parking lots and ate whatever portion of the lo cal fare the nativeswhose languages he seldom understoodtossed his way. The most wonderful thing about the book is the innocence Schwartz pre serves despite the dangers. However the locals react to him, Schwartz makes the best of it and continues with his careful observations. He has written a really memorable book about them and himself. Laurence Hull, Stanly Cty. P.L., Albemarle, N.C.
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