Is this just a Chinese stream of consciousness or is it an overlooked gem?
Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?
Why is it often better for a writer to not put things into perspective?
Do nice photos, a lot of visited countries, and slick design make for a good travel book?
Why is this so choppy?
How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so boring?
If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?
Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?
Where exactly is the dividing line between the cultural expert and the ignorant visitor?
How could an awesome feat have turned into an uninspiring book?
What were German readers looking for in a travel book after World War II?
Was this a 14th-century fact finding mission or just another medieval mystery tale?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
How was an otherwise good travel book spoiled by too much preaching?
Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?