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User Review  - LindaBallou - LibraryThing

Paul Theroux says normal people don’t become writers. It is just not healthy to sit in a room for hours staring intently into your own mind. He counter-balances this basically inward condition by ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - James - Goodreads

This is a collection of some of Paul Theroux's shorter pieces that were written between 1985 and 2000. The short pieces are interesting because they provide a glimpse into some of his shorter trips ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - kenneth - Goodreads

Not really a story at all, more of a collection of reflections, (both Theroux and others), and wandering general thoughts on places he has visited. There is nothing that connects the chapters together ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - John - Goodreads

poignant and insightful reflections on travel to distant lands. as with most travel writing, this is great night/beach reading. as another reviewer noted, it's a bit uneven (not all the essays are great), but overall very solid. readable and intelligent. Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - Steve Hayden - Goodreads

First of all I am not a fan of short story books. This book is a compilation of "papers" and short thoughts by Paul Theroux. I am a fan of the way Theroux writes so I was hoping for the best. I did ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - Jshapiro - Goodreads

Good to read at the beach (in fact much is about the beach). His description of kayaking at Cape Cod, Scotland, Africa, etc. makes it sound enticing. Also has insightful comments at beginning about traveling (why, where, how). Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - Kathleen McRae - Goodreads

I enjoyed reading most of this book and enjoyed the descriptive quality of Mr Theroux's writing.He is at his best when writing his impressions of places all the small details that make a book interesting andinformative . Good read Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

This was another great read by Paul Theroux, one of my favorite travel authors. This was a compilation of sorts. The author inserted his voice in a different way than in his other books. He added ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - Janh55 - Goodreads

This guy could take me anywhere. "For long periods of my life, living in places where I did not belong, I have been a perfect stranger... "Sometimes my being a stranger was like the evocation of a ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

User Review  - ☯Bettie☯ - Goodreads

3* but only just. Read full review


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