The Last Train to Zona Verde
By Paul Theroux
- Release Date: 2014-05-13
- Genre: Africa
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Another amazing travel epilogue ...
... from the writer I've become a fan of after first reading Mosquito Coast back in the early 1980s. This is a well researched and told story of modern day Africa with its social and developmental problems. Paul Theroux doesn't hold back when describing corrupt governments, and hostile environments caused by greed, poverty, and "foreign aid" plied onto the Continent for legitimate and political reasons. Well aware of his own advancing age and less tolerant for the conditions encountered, he eventually decides to cut his trip short after soul searching "Why am I here? And the reader cannot blame him after the losses he's experienced. This book almost sounds like his swan song, as far as writing is concerned, something I truly hope isn't true.