★ Dark Star Safari PDF / Epub ✪ Author Paul Theroux – Loufanet.info

Dark Star Safari In Dark Star Safari The Wittily Observant And Endearingly Irascible Paul Theroux Takes Readers The Length Of Africa By Rattletrap Bus, Dugout Canoe, Cattle Truck, Armed Convoy, Ferry, And Train In The Course Of His Epic And Enlightening Journey, He Endures Danger, Delay, And Dismaying Circumstances.Gauging The State Of Affairs, He Talks To Africans, Aid Workers, Missionaries, And Tourists What Results Is An Insightful Mediation On The History, Politics, And Beauty Of Africa And Its People.In A New Postscript, Theroux Recounts The Dramatic Events Of A Return To Africa To Visit Zimbabwe. A reasonably well written and interesting book about Africa There are very interesting bits about places rarely visited by Westerners such as Sudan that are surprising and vividly narrated by the author Quite heartbreaking is the terrible condition in which many countries in Africa still find themselves in, and the author s cynicism is very understandable, considering the history and the realities which Africa must face His insight into the impact of decades of foreign intervention in Afric A reasonably well written and interesting book about Africa There are very interesting bits about places rarely visited by Westerners such as Sudan that are surprising and vividly narrated by the author Quite heartbreaking is the terrible condition in which many countries in Africa still find themselves in, and t Planes, trains and automobiles and a ferry rickety, smelly mini buses a dugout canoe, taxis and a cattle truck.I give mad props to Theroux for humping it from Cairo to Cape Town at the age of 59, but this type of transport he only used a plane once to fly into Khartoum would scare away thediscerning traveler me This makes me evengrateful for Theroux s firsthand account of Africa.Foreshadowing book spoiler He quotes and draws comparisons from Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darknes Planes, trains and automobiles and a ferry rickety, smelly mini buses a dugout canoe, taxis and a cattle truck.I give mad props to Theroux for humping it from Cairo to Cape Town at the age of 59, but this type of transport he only used a plane once to fly into Khartoum would scare away thediscerning traveler me This makes me evengrateful for Theroux s firsthand account of Africa.Foreshadowing book spoiler He quotes and draws comparisons from Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness A lot I like to read the occasional travelogue A good travel writer gives you a window into their adventures, combining wit, history and insight into the present day doings of the area country continent they are visiting As to humor Bill Bryson thankfully looks for the punch line, Theroux s humor is of the curmudgeonly sort here, for example, pointing out the contradictory nature of the work of missionaries and aid workers He spends pages raking a missionary over the proverbial coals using his o Grrrrr Oh how this man irritates yet enthrals me I have just tramped down through Africa in the footsteps of Theroux, sighing and tsking, yet unable to put the book down This man is a genius writer, yet so darn cantankerous, curmudgeonly and scathing that he made me want to throw the book on the floor and mash it Even when he relishes a place, it often seems that it is the dirt, the stink and the squalor that inspires him It s a kind of machismo Proof that he isn t a tourist, but a bona fid Grrrrr Oh how this man irritates yet enthrals me I have just tramped down through Africa in the footsteps of Theroux, sighing and tsking, yet unable to put the book down This man is a genius writer, yet so darn cantankerous, curmudgeonly and scathing that he made me want to throw the book on the fl WHY do I keep reading books by this man For some unknown reason I assume that I ll garner some great knowledge form his books or beamused than frustrated Thus far not Instead I m annoyed by his arrogance and his assumption that he s different from other white people in Africa because he knows that the aide system is faulty or because he lived there in the

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