Falling Off The Map: Some Lonely Places of the World

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Random House LLC, Feb 21, 2012 - Travel
27 Reviews

The author of Video Night in Kathmandu ups the ante on himself in this sublimely evocative and acerbically funny tour through the world's loneliest and most eccentric places. From Iceland to Bhutan to Argentina, Iyer remains both uncannily observant and hilarious.

  

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The author is a brilliant writer and reads well. - Goodreads
Most travel writing is challenging for me. - Goodreads
Pico Iyer is an oustanding travel writer. - Goodreads
Or I should say, writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

The author is a brilliant writer and reads well. His definition of 'Lonely Places' escapes me. Alice Springs could be lonely, but how can you place Melbourne in the same category? He is not too fond ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chitra - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading this book for multiple reasons - his style, his choice of countries, the theme, his observations. Pretty much everything I read in the book was something new to me. It wasnt as much ... Read full review

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Contents

A Prefatory Note
Lonely Places
1990MY HOLIDAY WITH Kim Il Sung
1990LA DOLCE VITA MEETS THE HYPER
19871992AN ELEGIAC CARNIVAL
1991ROCK N ROLL GHOST TOWN
1989HIDDEN INSIDE THE HIDDEN KINGDOM
1991YESTERDAY ONCE MORE
1992UP FOR SALE OR ADOPTION
1988FIVE THOUSAND MILES FROM ANYWHERE
VINTAGE DEPARTURES
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About the author (2012)

Pico Iyer has written nonfiction books on globalism, Japan, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, and forgotten places, and novels on Revolutionary Cuba and Islamic mysticism. He regularly writes on literature for The New York Review of Books, on travel for the Financial Times, and on global culture and the news for Time, The New York Times, and magazines around the world.

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