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The Collected Stories by Paul Theroux

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Collected Stories No one ever sees me write One of the triumphs of fiction is that it is created in the dark It leaves my house in a plain wrapper with no bloodstains Unlike me my stories are whole and indestructible In The Collected Stories Paul Theroux s canvas stretches from London to South East Asia from Boston to Paris from Africa to Eastern Europe and from Moscow to the tropics in this vibrant collection .

Full of suspense and the unexpected these stories by the acclaimed author of The Old Patagonian Express and Dark Star Safari delve into the worlds of a vast spectrum of characters and display throughout a flair that shows Theroux to be a master of the form

  • The Great Railway Bazaar

    This book Home Decor Library - The Great Railway Bazaar - First published more than thirty years ago Paul Theroux s strange unique and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literatur...

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  • Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town

    This book Home Decor Library - Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town - In i Dark Star Safari i the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus dugout canoe cattle tr...

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  • The Mosquito Coast

    This book Home Decor Library - The Mosquito Coast - In a breathtaking adventure story the paranoid and brilliant inventor Allie Fox takes his family to live in the Honduran jungle determined to build a civilizati...

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  • Riding the Iron Rooster

    This book Home Decor Library - Riding the Iron Rooster - Paul Theroux invites you to join him on the journey of a lifetime in the grand romanttic tradition by train across Euope through the vast underbelly of Asia and...

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  • The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas

    This book Home Decor Library - The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas - Award winning travel writer Paul Theroux invites you aboard i The Old Patagonian Express by Train through the Americas i packed with powerful descriptions and p...

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  • Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

    This book Home Decor Library - Ghost Train to the Eastern Star - National Bestseller b . In b Ghost Train to the Eastern Star b Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago a giant loop by train mostly through E...

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  • The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific

    This book Home Decor Library - The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific - Possibly his best travel book an observant and frequently hilarious account of a trip that took him to Pacific Islands TIME Renowned travel writer and novelist ...

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  • The Pillars of Hercules

    This book Home Decor Library - The Pillars of Hercules - DAZZLING Time THEROUX S WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE a storyteller s sense of pacing and gift for granting closure...

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  • The Kingdom by the Sea

    This book Home Decor Library - The Kingdom by the Sea - It was the summer of the Falkland Islands War and the birth of the royal heir Prince William and the ideal time Theroux found to surprise the British into talki...

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  • The Lower River

    This book Home Decor Library - The Lower River - Ellis Hock never believed that he would return to Africa He runs an old fashioned menswear store in a small town in Massachusetts but still dreams of his Eden t...

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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, The Lower River, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Kingdom by the Sea, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas, Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town, The Pillars of Hercules, The Mosquito Coast, The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific
DAZZLING br Time br THEROUX S WORK IS DISTINGUISHED BY A SPLENDID EYE FOR DETAIL AND THE TELLING GESTURE a storyteller s sense of pacing and gift for granting closure to the most subtle progression of events and the graceful use of language We are delighted along with Theroux by the politeness of the Turks amazed by the mountainous highlands in Syria touched by the gesture of an Albanian waitress who will not let him pay for his modest meal The Pillars of Hercules is engrossing and enlightening from start a damning account of tourists annoying the apes of Gibraltar to finish an utterly captivating visit with Paul Bowles in Tangier worth the price of the book all by itself br Chicago Tribune br ENTERTAINING READING WHEN YOU READ THEROUX YOU RE TRULY ON A TRIP br The Boston Sunday Globe br HIS PICARESQUE NARRATIVE IS STUDDED WITH SCENES THAT STICK IN THE MIND He looks at strangers with a novelist s eye and his portraits are pleasantly tinged with malice br The Washington Post Book World br THEROUX AT HIS BEST An armchair trip with Theroux is sometimes dark but always a delight br Playboy br AS SATISFYING AS A GLASS OF COOL WINE ON A DUSTY CALABRIAN AFTERNOON With his effortless writing style observant eye and take no prisoners approach Theroux is in top form chronicling this month circuit of the Mediterranean br Kirkus Reviews starred review, Possibly his best travel book an observant and frequently hilarious account of a trip that took him to Pacific Islands br TIME br Renowned travel writer and novelist Paul Theroux has been many places in his life and tried almost everything But this trip in and around the lands of the Pacific may be his boldest most fascinating yet From New Zealand s rain forests to crocodile infested New Guinea over isolated atolls through dirty harbors daring weather and coastlines he travels by Kayak wherever the winds take him and what he discovers is the world to explore and try to understand, Award winning travel writer Paul Theroux invites you aboard i The Old Patagonian Express by Train through the Americas i packed with powerful descriptions and portraits of the many colours of humanity i The Old Patagonian Express i is an unforgettable read br br b A witty sharply observed journey down the length of North and South America b br br Beginning his journey in Boston where he boarded the subway commuter train and catching trains of all kinds on the way Paul Theroux tells of his voyage from ice bound Massachusetts and Illinois to the arid plateau of Argentina s most southerly tip Sweating and shivering by turns as the temperature and altitude shoot up and down thrown in with the appalling Mr Thornberry in Lim n and reading nightly to the blind writer Borges in Buenos Aires Theroux vividly evokes the contrasts of a journey to the end of the line br br American travel writer Paul Theroux is known for the rich descriptions of people and places that is often streaked with his distinctive sense of irony his other non fiction titles i Riding the Iron Rooster i i The Happy Isles of Oceania i i Sunrise with Seamonsters i i The Kingdom by the Sea i i The Tao of Travel i i Ghost Train to the Eastern Star i i The Great Railway Bazaar i i Dark Star Safari i i Fresh air Fiend i i Sir Vidia s Shadow i i The Pillars of Hercules i and his novels and collections of short stories including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner i The Mosquito Coast i are available from Penguin, It was the summer of the Falkland Islands War and the birth of the royal heir Prince William and the ideal time Theroux found to surprise the British into talking about themselves The result is a candid funny perceptive and opinionated travelogue of his journey and his findings