Wednesday, July 25 2012
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.
Thursday, August 4 2011
A magical compendium of scribbling, thoughts, sidelong glances, poetic forays and compelling arguments concerning the metaphysical and physical nature of travel itself.
Tuesday, March 30 2010
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.
Friday, September 5 2008
The ghost that haunts this trip is Theroux's younger self, whom he addresses from time to time.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
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.