'A gorgeouslyeccentric travelogue shot through with Vitaliev's irrepressible wit' GUARDIAN
'Vitaliev drinks his way through Eastern Europe withsurprising focus, each draught redolent of the company, and community, it isdrunk in. Fuelled more by the author's gift of observation rather than hispenchant for Riesling, Vitaliev's travelogue cultivates a pacy, empassionedstyle that turns what is essentially an excuse for a long-haul pub crawl intoan incisive portrait of post-Communist Europe.' OBSERVER
'He has a sharp and sardonic eye; and his observations areinformed by his humanity and compassion. He has written a funny and sad bookwhich seems to be about drinking, but is really about people, suffering,tyranny and foolishness.' DAILY TELEGRAPH
'A richly idiosyncratic journey' THE TIMES
'Vitaliev has written a very funny travel book aboutdrinking in post-Communist Eastern Europe, and it's packed full ofout-of-the-way information. With the charm of Michael Palin and the wit ofClive Anderson, this man is adorable' TIME OUT
'Vitaliev transcends his genre, producing a newtravel-writing of the soul, a journey with lessons about what really matters inlife. That makes it literature' LITERARY REVIEW
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