The Old Patagonia Express

26th Aug 2022

Paul Theroux

I read Paul's mediterranean travel book earlier in the year, The Pillars of Hercules, and enjoyed it. This one was the same quality of writing and human observation, but it was bleak. Travelling through impoverished countries and observiing humanities plight. It felt dark for me, other travel books balance the lightness and enjoyment with some dark moments. I suppose the counutries and path he chose dictate this.