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  • Paperback
  • 200
  • Falling Off the Map Some Lonely Places of The World
  • Pico Iyer
  • English
  • 21 February 2018
  • 9780679746126
Falling Off the Map Some Lonely Places of The World

download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Pico Iyer Pico Iyer  0 read characters Falling Off the Map Some Lonely Places of The World Ive and acerbically funny tour through the world's loneliest and most eccentric places. I wouldnt have picked up Iyer again after reading his Video Night in Kathmandu but was drawn by a friend s reco and d super selection of places North Korea Argentina Cuba Iceland Bhutan Paraguay Also Vietnam and Australia but have read a bit about them especially the latter bcoz of cricketing articles tooThe writing isnt bad it just lacks conversations and joy of idleness as Theroux put it Each place starts off well and there r some superb observations but then gets into a rut And pieces seem to end abruptly especially this is not a single continuous journey Mixed bag but at less than 200 pages maybe worth a try bcoz of d selection

download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Pico Iyer

download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Pico Iyer Pico Iyer  0 read characters Falling Off the Map Some Lonely Places of The World The author of Video Night in Kathmandu ups the ante on himself in this sublimely evocat. That Pico Iyer how is possible to be so erudite and entertaining as he is What a great idea to group a bunch of places as disparate as Iceland and Australia together and reveal their commonality as Lonely Places not so much places where people might be lonely as places that have fallen off the map or fallen out of time Cuba is a particularly good example of this being once or twice or thrice removed from the Westernized globalized relentlessly forward looking mainstream way of life that has laminated the globe in recent decades Not all of the places appeal to nostalgia lovers on North Korea for instance I think I ll pass but how funny Pico Iyer makes his stay there People say that Pyongyang is a dreary city but i found no shortage of diversions there I was taken to the subway stations and to the Thermal Power Station to the Korean Revolutionary Museum and to a performance by the Korean people s Army circus whose artists wielded guns while doing handstands and chanted slogans while revolving in midairI can t always handle the armchair travel books about glorious Tuscan villas because it makes me too unhappy not to be able to up and leave right away but Pico Iyer s writings let me think and understand about the world without feeling too envious about it pure delight

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download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook  Pico Iyer Pico Iyer  0 read characters Falling Off the Map Some Lonely Places of The World From Iceland to Bhutan to Argentina Iyer remains both uncannily observant and hilarious. A lovely collection of Pico Iyer s travel pieces for various magazines brought together under a theme that is intriguing and immensely relatable Pico Iyer s introductory essay to the book is extraordinary writing and I will come back to it again and again The essays themselves are mixed things a couple of them I loved a couple did nothing for me and another was just about okay reading In all of them however Iyer s remarkable command of the travel writer s idiom shines through You may not enjoy a couple of pieces here but you can certainly enjoy the man s writing it s nothing short of masterlyMaybe the better approach would be to not read them all in one go This way you avoid comparing one with the other Spread out over a week perhaps an essay every morning this book could be an intellectual stimulant unlike any other