O-Zone: a novel

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Putnam, 1986 - Fiction - 527 pages
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In the near future in the Ozarks--a region contaminated by escaping nuclear wastes--seven men and women and a teenage boy gather for a New Year's celebration that completely changes their lives

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Entertaining and interesting for its focus on societal connections in a dystopian world. But, Theroux draws the story out for too long, while not spending nearly enough time making plausible how society developed into what Theroux envisions it to be. Read full review

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Did not like, but it wasn't as bad his Asia travelogue stuff which is the worst mostly because he gets so full of himself. Read full review

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Paul Edward Theroux was born on April 10, 1941 in Medford, Massachusetts and is an acclaimed travel writer. After attending the University of Massachusetts Amherst he joined the Peace Corps and taught in Malawi from 1963 to 1965. He also taught in Uganda at Makerere University and in Singapore at the University of Singapore. Although Theroux has also written travel books in general and about various modes of transport, his name is synonymous with the literature of train travel. Theroux's 1975 best-seller, The Great Railway Bazaar, takes the reader through Asia, while his second book about train travel, The Old Patagonian Express (1979), describes his trip from Boston to the tip of South America. His third contribution to the railway travel genre, Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China, won the Thomas Cook Prize for best literary travel book in 1989. His literary output also includes novels, books for children, short stories, articles, and poetry. His novels include Picture Palace (1978), which won the Whitbread Award and The Mosquito Coast (1981), which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Theroux is a fellow of both the British Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographic Society.

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