Book Reviews of The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
The Pillars of Hercules A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean
Author: Paul Theroux
ISBN-13: 9780399141089
ISBN-10: 0399141081
Publication Date: 10/17/1995
Pages: 511
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Putnam Pub Group (T)
Book Type: Hardcover
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Mr. Theroux traveled along the meditteranean in the early 90's, very interesting to see the contrast of some of the countries between now and then. He does a wonderful job of creating an impression of each place, as if I'd traveled there myself. Great read.
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What a trip. If you can't go in person, this is the next best thing.
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Having done a little bit of travelling myself, I always have to admire Theroux's going the extra mile or just doing something I wouldn't do or interact with people I never would. It's an enjoyable read as he travels from country to country, mainly by ferry (he vowed not to take any planes). The only weakness was his travelling in the European part of the Med, through Turkey to Syria and Israel. The political situation in the south (Libya and Algeria especially) was just too dangerous for Americans at this time.
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Enjoyed the book, although it was little "too philosophical" for me.