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Book Review: The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux

For the past two years, most of my life had been dictated by choc-a-bloc study schedules and school. In between, I found close to no time to indulge in my hobby of reading books.
Now that the dreaded exams are over and I have ample time at hand, I have rekindled my old love.
The fact that I revere travel literature is no secret, so I recently bought two classics from my sacred travel literature must-read bucket list to kick start the holidays.
Here, I review The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia by Paul Theroux.



The Great Railway Bazaar: By Train Through Asia – Paul Theroux
Theroux sets the tone for the rest of the book with his simple but evoking words- “I have seldom heard of a train go by and not wished I was on it”. It is similar to how we feel when see a plane zoom over our heads and instantly wish we were on it. In the starting, when he waxes poetic about train journeys and how journey is the goal, you almost want to abandon your place on the couch and hop onto a train you…

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