Falling Off The Map: Some Lonely Places of the World

by Pico Iyer | Travel | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0679746129 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Ri of Cincinnati, Ohio USA on 6/18/2011
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Journal Entry 1 by Ri from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Saturday, June 18, 2011
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Only some of the "lonely places" covered in this book (North Korea, Argentina, Cuba, Iceland, Bhutan, Vietnam, Paraguay, Australia) are isolated by geography, but all are culturally or politically isolated. That few tourist itineraries include these misfit countries increases their sense of being alone in the world. Iyer, a journalist for Time and Conde Nast Traveler , writes in a cool, ironic style similar to that of the late Bruce Chatwin. His essays are more impressionistic than informative and seem intended for armchair travelers rather than adventurers. At times, Iyer is a bit too detached, too unruffled by what he experiences. He does not fully convey to us the strangeness of the strange places he has visited. Despite the lack of emotion, Iyer's impressions make interesting reading.

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