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Pillars of Hercules
Pillars of Hercules
Author: Paul Theroux
"DAZZLING." — --Time — "[THEROUX'S] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storyteller's sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events; and the graceful use of language. . . . We are delighted, along with Theroux, by the politeness of the Turks, amazed by the mountaino...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780449910856
ISBN-10: 0449910857
Publication Date: 10/29/1996
Pages: 528
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4 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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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.


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