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Let's Get Lost

Nelson, Craig

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ISBN 10: 0747274665 / ISBN 13: 9780747274667
Verlag: Headline Book Publishing, Limited, London, 2000
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Softcover
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Tiny crease to corner of back cover. Craig Nelson has walked along the Great Wall in China and taught cannibals to dance in New Guinea. He has visited countries from the Amazon to the Yucatan Peninsula and plans on visiting Zanzibar if only to round out the alphabet. This book recalls some of his many adventures. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 012254

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Titel: Let's Get Lost

Verlag: Headline Book Publishing, Limited, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

Einband: paperback

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No dust jacket

Art des Buches: Used

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Craig Nelson has experienced places most people only dream about. He has walked the Great Wall of China; taught New Guinea cannibals how to dance; communed with a sign-language-speaking orangutan in Borneo; gotten into an altercation with the People's Liberation Army in Tiananmen Square; and taken psychoactive pharmaceuticals with a male witch in the depths of the Amazon jungle. In this vastly entertaining, often hilarious, and sometimes poignant book, he shares his global jaunts and haunts with armchair travelers everywhere.

From Kirkus Reviews:

Dim-witted dispatches from the adventure-travel front, graceless and painfully desperate for laughs, from tenderfoot Nelson, an editor, writer, and agent. First off, Nelson never got lost, though readers might wish he had. He is always in the company of a guide, who is routinely set up as a straw dog for Nelson's sarcastic humor. Nor does he serve, as is his intention, as a kind of common man returning to his readers their forgotten wanderlust and a life of excitement, for Nelson is too busy making fun of his destinations to make them the stuff of dreams. When he isn't being snide about his fellow tourists or taking tired jabs at missionaries and the global homogenization of culture, hes choking a wheeze out of already mauled subjects. In China, he is ``keen to shop for some fab Commie souvenirs,'' while in India he offers this historical insight: ``The Mughals were also one of the most evil and disgusting bunch you could ever hope to meet.'' Tenzing Norgay, the man who climbed Everest with Hillary, is referred to as a ``culture-mingle mongrel,'' while on the same page the author introduces ``Welsh journalist James Morris, who had his willy snipped and became famed travel writer Jan Morris.'' In Amazonia, he is reduced to ``it's eco-embarrassing to admit this but, from then on, at night in the torrential rains, I peed out the window.'' He commits the ultimate in travel tedium in Tonga, droning on over the state of his belly: One minute it's ``if you vomit till you can't anymore, you almost always feel fine again,'' then comes his ``case of constipation like you wouldn't believe.'' What a shame that places so politically, culturally, and physiographically remote as the Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mandewar have for one of their emissaries so crude a mouthpiece as Nelson. (maps, not seen) -- Copyright ©1999, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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