Fiction: Idealizing the four years he spent in Malawi with the Peace Corps, Ellis Hock is abruptly divorced by his wife and decides to return to Africa only to find the region devastatingly transformed by poverty and apathy.
First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour.
The Old Patagonian Express by Paul Theroux The author travelled through South America. It confirms my opinion of Paul Theroux' travel books: he's a lively, witty and authentic observer whilst being a cantankerous and egocentric companion!