Why is it often better for a writer to not put things into perspective?
What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the "Cultural Revolution"?
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?