The Pillars of Hercules

24th May 2022

Paul Theroux

A Grand Tour of the Mediterranean

I loved it, reminded me of Bill Bryson, not as humorous though, but the same quality of people and place observation. I suppose abosolutely necessary for travel writers. But Paul can see and describe people in ways that other travel writers have fell short. I suppose a sort of cynical world view balanced with some hope and wonder.

I liked the idea of following the coastline around the mediterranean. I referred to the map to see where we were up to on occassion. Very human, very entertaining and enlightening.