Are other authors' ideas generally off-limits, or is this just a bad book?
Does it make sense to refer to this author as the godfather of travel writing?
What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the "Cultural Revolution"?
Who came up with the idea to spoil a fine travelogue with some contrived nonsense?
Is this author trying to show us how to alienate ourselves from our surroundings?
Is it possible to write a whole a book like a Roxette song, and should anyone read it?
Should travel writers deliberately look for interesting stories or just go with the flow?
Is this a great piece of poetic travel writing, or has it been overly polished?
Is this book just about a physical feat, or is there something more to it?
Why is this book only for those who are really into environmentalism?
Is it possible for a traveler to be too intellectual, and how could this impact his writing?
Was this a 14th-century fact finding mission or just another medieval mystery tale?
If this was a good writer with a good story, then why did the editors not polish it a bit?
Why do these travel stories from 19th century Germany remain so recommendable?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
Are we looking at a career-obsessed explorer or at a blueprint for Indiana Jones?
What happened to this otherwise decent book that caused it to be so annoying?
Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?
Is this a book that you can enjoy even if you're not interested in polar bears?
Is this the only instance where a TV person turned into a good travel writer?
Is this a decent book that has been ruined by esotericism, or was it bad all along?
What makes this book such a pleasant read after more than two centuries?
Is this German classic really that awesome, or could it be just a bit overrated?
Was this guy an evil proto-colonialist, or was he a sort of likeable dreamer?
If this is one of the classics of Portuguese literature, why is it such a slow read?
Is this the worst travel book anyone could ever imagine, or is it just the worst travel book ever created?