Deep South - Paul Theroux

Deep South

By Paul Theroux

  • Release Date: 2016-10-18
  • Genre: United States
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  • Deep South

    1
    By P,aul
    Do not waste your money. Every stereotype is here, plus a few more this Southern boy did not know about. Every Southerner will laugh out loud! I have read most of Paul's travel books. Did he flim flam then too?
  • This Yankee has no clue about the South!!!

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    By Pigfishlane
    Ok, I confused this author with another travel writer I have read in the past, Bill Bryson. The title was a "gotcha" since my family has lived in the Carolinas since the 1600s. I could not finish it, the author has such cockamamie notions and seems more interested in portraying a stereotype of rednecks and poor downtrodden rural folk!!! I mean really, one visits Charleston, SC to visit a gun show? How about the Spoleto Festival?! He unfairly portrays a small representation of the true Southern native and only has leftist views. And WHY do Yankees think it adds to a tale to include their take on the pronunciation of southern accents? Just like I cringe when I hear folks in movies or tv shows fake a southern accent, give it up!!! Never have heard a Southerner try to pass as a Yankee! I gave up reading his uninteresting tale about a third of the way through this book, hated to waste my money but did not need to keep spoiling my day when I read it. Y'all spend your money elsewhere.

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