Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Travel Book: Holidays in Hell


There are places that even adventurous travellers fear to tread, but American comedy writer PJ O'Rourke has managed to create a hilarious travelogue out of truly horrid trips to destinations like Lebanon, Poland, Panama, South Korea, Palestine, Disneyworld, and others. His timing is always impeccable, arriving in time for military coups, political protests, and Jerry Falwell.

Written in the 1980's, the political references might seem a bit dated at times, but the author's humour will strike a chord with anyone who has ever been made to travel someplace they didn't necessarily want to be.

Verdict: Borrow it

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