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The Old Patagonian Express : By Train Through the Americas
The Old Patagonian Express By Train Through the Americas
Author: Paul Theroux
Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornbe...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780395521052
ISBN-10: 039552105X
Publication Date: 11/7/1979
Pages: 432
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3.7 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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A travel log at it's best!
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Fantastic, as usual for Theroux - very exciting journey through all the extremes of the Americas.
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Following the continuous track of railways from his home in Boston to the Great Plain of Patagonia in southern Argentina, Paul Theroux sets out on an adventure of incredible variety, startling contrasts and danger.


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