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FRESH AIR FIEND: Travel Writings

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

The prolific Theroux (Sir Vidia's Shadow, 1998, etc.) gives full vent to his wanderlust in this virtuoso collection of travel essays, all but one of which were written after his prior aggregation, Sunrise With Seamonsters (1984). Like Thoreau, who is something of a kindred spirit, Theroux combines a flinty individualism verging on crankiness, a curiosity about all manner of things, an almost ... Read full review

Review: Fresh Air Fiend: Travel Writings

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Vern Wiessner

For Paul Theroux, the seeds of wanderlust were planted early. Coming from a large family, he spent his younger years longing to escape the bustle of his daily existence, yearning for a space of his own. He first sought this other world in books, calling reading both "a refuge and an indulgence," but soon he found another refuge, hiking the woods that bordered his family's home: "On my own, I had a ... Read full review

FRESH AIR FIEND 16K

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This collection, a mix of self-reflection, travel essays, and thoughts about writing, explores numerous themes, geographic locales, and writers. Part one, "Time Travel," sets the tone, reflecting on ... Read full review

Fresh air fiend: travel writings, 1985-2000

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An author as prolific and entertaining as novelist/travel writer Theroux should be forgiven the occasional lapse of effort. His latest wobbles in quality but reveals more about him as a person than he ... Read full review


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