Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of The World (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 9, 2011 - Travel - 208 pages
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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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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

It had seemed, at the time, a good idea, this holiday in Pyongyang. Falling Off the Map: Some Lonely Places of the World is a series of essays about the parts of the world isolated by politics ... Read full review

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Dated, very much so... Too bad as it is nonetheless well written... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Pico Iyer is a British-born essayist and novelist long based in both California and Japan. He is the author of numerous books about crossing cultures, among them Video Night in Kathmandu", The Lady and the Monk, "and The Global Soul". An essayist for Time" since 1986, he also publishes regularly in Harper's", The New York Review of Books", The New York Times", and many other publications across the globe.

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