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I read books.
Mostly travel books.

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  • Africa
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • Outer Space
  • The Americas
  • The Poles
order:
Karl Boy-Ed's "Beijing And Its Vicinities In The Year 1900"
5.5
China

Karl Boy-Ed

Can this book be interesting to anyone except China-enthusiasts?

Otto Braun's "Chinese Notes"
5.5
China

Otto Braun

What happens when you inject a ton of ideology into an account of an adventure?

Tuvia Tenenbom's "I sleep in Hitler's Room"
5.8
Germany

Tuvia Tenenbom

Is this how a cynic gets outsmarted by an even bigger cynic?

Rewi Alley's "Travels in China"
2.8
China

Rewi Alley

Did this guy just hate China or did he want to show how much can you brown nose a dictator?

Yu Chunshun's "A Hero's Travels Through China"
5.8
China

Yu Chunshun

Could this adventure story have been edited into a good book?

Oliver Lutz Radtke's "Welcome to Presence"
4.5
China

Oliver Lutz Radtke

Is China absurd, or does absurdity reside in those who are always looking for it?

Andrew McCarthy's "The Longest Way Home"
3.8
Austria

Andrew McCarthy

Is it possible to write a whole a book like a Roxette song, and should anyone read it?

Volker Häring's "A Bus Called Wanda"
4.8
Cambodia

Volker Häring

Where exactly is the dividing line between the cultural expert and the ignorant visitor?

Dennis Gastmann's "Walk to Canossa"
7.3
France

Dennis Gastmann

Should travel writers deliberately look for interesting stories or just go with the flow?

Graham Earnshaw's "The Great Walk of China"
6
China

Graham Earnshaw

If someone knows China so well, how can they fail to write a decent book about it?

Nicolas Bouvier's "The Way Of The World"
7.3
Afghanistan

Nicolas Bouvier

Is this a great piece of poetic travel writing, or has it been overly polished?