Ghost Train to the Eastern Star : On the tracks of ‘The Great Railway Bazaar’
by Paul Theroux
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Paul Theroux is a Ghost Train east of the Star is a journey from London to Asia by trainThirty years ago, Paul Theroux left London, and traveled across Asia and back by trainHis account of the journey – The Great Bazaar Railway – is a landmark book and has made a name for himself as the first writer of his generation.Now Theroux has made the trip once againThrough Eastern Europe, India and Asia to discover the changes that have swept the continents, and also to learn what an old man is going to make a young man of the journeyGhost Train East of the Star is a brilliant chronicle of change and an exploration of how the journey is’the saddest of pleasures’.”A dazzler, to give us the ups and downs of his journey and tenderness and sour humorweirdo traveling companions, amateur taxi drivers, bar-girls and longanimity the inhabitants are brought alive to life’ Spectator’Les Fans de Theroux are not likely to be disappointedTheroux has great competency descriptionsthe world is a little less unknown by virtue of reading the book “Sunday Telegraph” Relaxed, curious, confident, surprisingly tenderTheroux is written in an instantaneous, lively and fast quality, which gives him a collective strength’ Sunday Times’ A brilliant eyes, legible and vividTheroux has always had a Fascinating “Observer”, a joy to read “Tatler Paul Theroux is the author of” Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train East of the Star, Horseback Riding, Iron, Rooster, The Great Bazaar Railway, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River Course among othersThe Mosquito Coast and Dr. Slaughter were made in successful filmsPaul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian Islands
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