This book is disappointing.
“Because of their bold decision to wander the globe in search of adventure, ‘We are healthier, happier, and more in touch with our world and our own selves.’”
For three decades, Donna Leon has lived in Venice, the setting for her popular Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries, a series distinguished by its engrossing plots, nuanced characterization, and mu
“. . . best read in small sessions to avoid the armchair traveler’s inevitable reaction: ‘What were they thinking?’”
“. . . stereotype . . . of the fusty Oxbridge academic harrumphing at a changing world that does not correlate with his own. . . . not particularly funny.”
“. . . clear-eyed . . .”
“We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.” —R. D. Laing
“. . . an adventurous woman, willing herself to . . . push up against the outer boundaries of her comfort zone. . . . many comedic observations.”
“For anyone contemplating visiting or living in The Netherlands, In the City of Bikes is a must read.”
“Bad Blood is a modern-day Shakespearian West End Story with very dark undertones of forbidden love, raw animosity, and cold-blooded murder.”
“It is a rich story often laced with irony, the work of a keen observer, full of colorful encounters, an odyssey . . .”
Just as the population has increased over time, so has people’s propensity to travel.
“. . . an erudite romp through cartographical history . . .”
To make informed decisions about our lives, we need to know about places.
“A Sense of Direction seems the product of an overly educated, overly entitled entity.”
“entertaining and eclectic, engaging and informative.”
“Our experience through Off the Beaten Path: Stories of People Around the World by Ruth Colvin is both humbling and enlightening.
“To have been a piece of literature worthy of resurrection, Tune In Tokyo would have perhaps benefited had the author been able to pierce through his own clambering humor and, from
“In its entirety Paris vs. New York is a book that encourages playfulness.
“Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine scans rituals so venerable they lack inventors, and doctrines so fresh he watches them evolve in real time.”
“For readers interested in early encounters between European and Arabic culture, An Imam in Paris: Al-Tahtawi’s Visit to France (1826–1831) provides a fascinating glimpse into the
“In snippets, we are offered hints of what could have been a fine book. . . . But alas, no go. . . . For all his booze-soaked pseudo attitude . . . Mr.
“Mr. Bowles was a composer, music ethnologist, writer, and translator.
“The Flag is an exceptional photographic collection.
“. . .