Sunday, November 15, 2015

Y'all, Listen Up!

For my CDP fellow bloggers and Southern friends

Paul Theroux has been one of my favorite travel writers.  He has a keen eye for his surroundings and writes with sharpness to detail and with imagination. He can be acerbic and often irreverent, which is probably why I like him.  I just started the book and know already that I will enjoy it.

Having visited the South for the first time a few years ago, I loved it and all of its contradictions. Wonderful people! I'll let you know how Theroux feels in his own words in the first chapter:

After having seen the rest of the world, I had planned to take one long trip through the South in the autumn, before the presidential election of 2012, and write about it.  But when that trip was over I wanted to go back, and I did so, leisurely in the winter, renewing acquaintances.  That was not enough.  I returned in the spring, and again in the summer, and by then I knew that the South had me, sometimes in a comforting embrace, occasionally in its frenzied and unrelenting grip.


  1. That must be a joy to read, I am sure.

  2. I am sure this will be an interesting read!

  3. I am visiting the Deep South as we speak...and I wish I could stay longer too. I feel sure that I would enjoy this book.

  4. Since he keeps going back he must have a lot to say about the South, which I'm sure will make an interesting read indeed!

  5. I'll look for this one.

  6. I will try to remember this title! I see you are reading the Pickwick Papers - I spent one summer reading all of Dickens - it was wonderful!

  7. Looks like a good read. Your recommendations are peerless.

  8. i wish you lots of reading fun. thankfully there are lots of writers and even more books than one can read in a llifetime

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  9. yes, I have heard great things about the author


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