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I read books.
Mostly travel books.

  • all
  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Outer Space
  • The Americas
  • The Poles
order:
Xiao Peng's "Ten Years Of Backpacking"
4
Austria

Xiaopeng

If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?

Tony Hawks' "Round Ireland With A Fridge"
4.3
Ireland

Tony Hawks

How far can humor carry a boring (and narcissist) story?

Stuart Stevens' "Night Train to Turkistan"
4
China

Stuart Stevens

Does this book do anything right except expose someone’s attitude toward China?

Edgar Snow's "Red Star Over China"
6.5
China

Edgar Snow

Why is this book so tragic, and what is the author’s role in the history he helped to create?

Egon Erwin Kisch's "Secret China"
5.3
China

Egon Erwin Kisch

What does 1930s China look like through the eyes of a European socialist?

Ernst Cordes' "The Lotus Lantern"
5.8
China

Ernst Cordes

What happens when an interesting author tries too hard to get his point across?

Wang Yuxi's "From West Coast To East Coast"
3.5
USA

Wang Yuxi

Could this talented artist have done a bit more with the material he had?

Mark Salzman's "Iron & Silk"
5
China

Mark Salzman

Is this guy the original Karate Kid, and why is his book so weak?

Yu Ying's "Go Out And Talk To People About Their Dreams"
4.3
Australia

Yu Ying

Does the Chinese literary world need to train tougher editors?

Colette Modiano's "Twenty Snobs and Mao"
6.5
China

Colette Modiano

What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the “Cultural Revolution”?

Ben Donald's "Springtime for Germany"
4.8
Germany

Ben Donald

Who came up with the idea to spoil a fine travelogue with some contrived nonsense?