Riding the Iron Rooster: By Train Through China (Paperback)Paul Theroux (author)
Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 30/03/1989
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Paul Theroux left Victoria Station on a rainy Saturday in April thinking that taking eight trains across Europe, Eastern Europe, the USSR and Mongolia would be the easy way to get to the Chinese border - the relaxing way, even. He would read a little, take notes, eat regular meals and gaze contentedly out of windows. The reality, of course, was very different.In fact, Theroux experienced a decidedly odd and unexpected trip to China that set the challenging tone for his epic year-long rail journey around that vast, inscrutable land - a journey which involved riding nearly every train in the country. `Wry, humorful and occasionally querulous ... as Theroux makes excruciatingly clear, travelling alone in the Middle Kingdom is not for the faint of heart or stomach' Time.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 371 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 29 mm
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