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Walking A Thin Line

I have read a fair amount of travel books, many of which purport to be books of humor, and I have found it to be one of those areas where the writer tends to walk a thin line between insulting … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost In My Own Backyard

Lost In My Own Backyard, by Tim Cahill There are two kinds of books that one can read by Tim Cahill.  There are books that make the author appear a bit clueless and that encourage the reader to travel like … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pecked To Death By Ducks

Pecked To Death By Ducks, by Tim Cahill As this is the fifth book by the author I have read so far, I’m pretty familiar with his shtick.  Unfortunately, this book falls towards the bottom of the author’s body of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Road Fever

Road Fever:  A High-Speed Travelogue, by Tim Cahill If you have ever taken a lengthy road-trip with somewhat dodgy company, as I have, you will be able to understand some of the charm of this kind of book.  Reading this … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Possessed

The Possessed:  Adventures With Russian Books And The People Who Read Them, by Elif Batuman There are times when a cover can adequately prepare someone for the book.  This particular book has a lurid title (and one which makes sense … Continue reading

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Book Review: Outposts

Outposts:  Journeys To The Surviving Relics Of The British Empire I read this book previously under another name [1], and I have to say this book is at least mildly worth reading twice.  Admittedly, this book is not identical to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Atlantic

Atlantic:  Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, And A Vast Ocean Of A Million Stories, by Simon Winchester In general, this was an enjoyable book to read.  One can get a sense for an author’s preoccupations when one reads … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg

A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg, by Tim Cahill This was a disappointing book.  Admittedly, this book is one of the earlier works by the author, when he still took himself too seriously and felt the need to defend himself … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hold The Enlightenment

Hold The Enlightenment:  More Travel, Less Bliss, by Tim Cahill When you read a book by the author, you have a good idea of what you are going to get, and that is short travel pieces that have humor and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Pass The Butterworms

Pass The Butterworms:  Remote Journeys Oddly Rendered, by Tim Cahill One can feel a great deal of sympathy for a writer who finds himself in the position that the author does.  An apparently sensitive and reflective sort of man who … Continue reading

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