Book Reviews of Pillars of Hercules

Pillars of Hercules
Pillars of Hercules
Author: Paul Theroux
ISBN-13: 9780449910856
ISBN-10: 0449910857
Publication Date: 10/29/1996
Pages: 528
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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What a trip. If you can't go in person, this is the next best thing.
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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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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.