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The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

The Pillars of Hercules: A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean by Paul Theroux 0449910857 9780449910856
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DAZZLING. --Time [THEROUXS] WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE; a storytellers 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 mountainous highlands in Syria, touched by the gesture of an Albanian waitress who will not let him pay for his modest meal. . . . The Pillars of Hercules [is] engrossing and enlightening from start (a damning account of tourists annoying the apes of Gibraltar) to finish (an utterly captivating visit with Paul Bowles in Tangier, worth the price of the book all by itself). --Chicago Tribune ENTERTAINING READING . . . WHEN YOU READ THEROUX, YOURE TRULY ON A TRIP. --The Boston Sunday Globe HIS PICARESQUE NARRATIVE IS STUDDED WITH SCENES THAT STICK IN THE MIND. He looks at strangers with a novelists eye, and his portraits are pleasantly tinged with malice. --The Washington Post Book World THEROUX AT HIS BEST . . . An armchair trip with Theroux is sometimes dark, but always a delight. --Playboy AS SATISFYING AS A GLASS OF COOL WINE ON A DUSTY CALABRIAN AFTERNOON . . . With his effortless writing style, observant eye, and take-no-prisoners approach, Theroux is in top form chronicling this 18-month circuit of the Mediterranean. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review

Author: Paul Theroux

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 528

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Publication Date: 1996-10-29

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