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The Great Railway Bazaar

by Paul Theroux


The book was first published in 1975 and recounts Theroux’s four-month, strange, unique and hugely entertaining railway odyssey in 1973 from London’s Victoria Station through Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and his return via the Trans-Siberian Railway.

Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour featuring Asia’s fabled trains, such as the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express and the Trans-Siberian Express.

Brimming with Theroux’s signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for every train traveler.

Paul Theroux

Source Boston Magazine