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Tuesday, July 24 2012

Part Travel Fiction, Part Horror Story: Paul Theroux's 'The Lower River'

Paul Theroux's naive and arrogant protagonist tries to play savior, but finds that he is the one who needs saving when he is taken captive in Malawi.


Wednesday, August 3 2011

'Tao of Travel': The Importance of Elsewhere

A magical compendium of scribbling, thoughts, sidelong glances, poetic forays and compelling arguments concerning the metaphysical and physical nature of travel itself.


Monday, March 29 2010

The Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux

Writing a novel about writer’s block is a bit like cleaning a revolver when you’re not entirely incapable of suicide. Paul Theroux’s new book, a clumsy attempt at the mystery novel, goes off in his own hand.


Thursday, September 4 2008

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theroux

The ghost that haunts this trip is Theroux's younger self, whom he addresses from time to time.


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.


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