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Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

Title: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star: On the Tracks of the Great Railway Bazaar

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, August 2008

Summary: In 1975, Theroux’s book The Great Railway Bazaar, a 28,000-mile intercontinental journey via rail from London to Tokyo became a travel classic. Thirty years later, Theroux decided to retrace his steps. The result is this fascinating account of the places you vaguely knew existed (Tblisi), probably would never go to (Bangalore), but definitely should know something about (Mandalay).

Who will like this book?: All who love great travel books and love to travel vicariously.

If you like this, try this: The Great Railway Bazaar. Dark Star Safari. The Kingdom by the Sea, all by Theroux.

Recommended by: Cliff, Reference