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The Old Patagonian Express The Old Patagonian Express Tells Of Paul Theroux S Train Journey Down The Length Of North And South America Beginning On Boston S Subway, He Depicts A Voyage From Ice Bound Massachusetts To The Arid Plateau Of Argentina S Most Southerly Tip, Via Pretty Central American Towns And The Ancient Incan City Of Macchu Pichu Shivering And Sweating By Turns As The Temperature And Altitude Rise And Plummet, He Describes The People He Encountered Thrown In With The Tedious, And Unavoidable, Mr Thornberry In Lim N And Reading To The Legendary Blind Writer, Jorge Luis Borges, In Buenos Aires Witty, Sharply Observed And Beautifully Written, This Is A Richly Evocative Account Of Travelling To The End Of The Line


About the Author: Paul Theroux

Paul Edward Theroux is an American travel writer and novelist, whose best known work is The Great Railway Bazaar 1975 , a travelogue about a trip he made by train from Great Britain through Western and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, through South Asia, then South East Asia, up through East Asia, as far east as Japan, and then back across Russia to his point of origin Although perhaps best known as a travelogue writer, Theroux has also published numerous works of fiction, some of which were made into feature films He was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Mosquito Coast.He is the father of Marcel and Louis Theroux, and the brother of Alexander and Peter Justin Theroux is his nephew.



10 thoughts on “The Old Patagonian Express

  1. says:

    Apart from the occasional quick dash on the Metro, I haven t had much of a train life, as never really needed them I do however recall the nostalgic memory of my first ever train ride aged about fiv


  2. says:

    This book tells the story of Paul Theroux s journey from his home in Boston, Massachusetts to the foot of South America, in 1978 He travelled almost exclusively by train many different trains and took it him


  3. says:

    Theroux s non fiction books can scarcely be classified as travel books They are not tourist guides, not for those planning to travel to the countries Theroux visits The places he visits are not the places tourists vi


  4. says:

    I am willing to change my mind Someone said that they liked the descriptions of this travel novel but would hate to have to go anywhere with this author I would prefer to hear about these places through the perspective of som


  5. says:

    I am a fan of Paul Theroux just so you know Having said that, unfortunately, I m not a big fan of this particular book It was just okay , in my humble opinion Usually, when reading Theroux, I am drawn into the journey, and find myself


  6. says:

    I suppose Paul Theroux s travel writing isn t for everyone If you don t like his traveling persona you aren t likely to enjoy his books That being said, I like his traveling persona, so every travel book is a pleasure and there are still books


  7. says:

    My third Paul Theroux book Last year I first came across Theroux s non fiction work The Happy Isles of Oceania Paddling the Pacific 1992 which I thoroughly enjoyed Theroux was travelling through almost all of the Pacific nations and went paddling here


  8. says:

    Yes, he is a curmudgeon but I still love his books.This one in particular fed into my wish to someday travel I was a poor student who thought travel was only for the rich I didn t realize you could do it cheaply if you don t mind a few discomforts It gave the i


  9. says:

    I hate not finishing books, but this might be one of those I cannot finish Or perhaps I ll finish it just to cement my bad opinion of it.I first read Dark Star Safari by Paul Theroux and must add that this was several years ago I absolutely adored it at the time I thoug


  10. says:

    BLUUURRRRGGH is the one word I would choose to describe this book I might have somewhat enjoyed it were it not for the narrator, who is the most obnoxious and pretentious person on the planet He makes many references throughout the book to trimming his pencil moustache, which he


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