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Tuesday, September 1 2009

Tropic of Capricorn by Simon Reeve

Reeve's explores the tension between indigenous cultures and the natural world on one hand, and modern-day demands for resources and tourism on the other.


Thursday, July 9 2009

Near Death in the Desert, ed. Cecil Kuhne

The insights into desert nomad culture make the always present possibility of death almost pale in insignificance.


Monday, November 26 2007

The Elephanta Suite by Paul Theroux

In Paul Theroux’s brackish, world-weary new collection, India is inherently unknowable and inevitably dangerous, the result of such knowledge being disappointment at best and, at worst, rape, dissolution, or death.


Tuesday, September 18 2007

I Wouldn’t Start From Here by Andrew Mueller

A book exploring some of the world's most war-torn hellholes with a self-important endorsement from Bono on the back cover does not promise to be a barrel of laughs.


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