The Old Patagonian Express

The Old Patagonian Express : By Train through the Americas

3.96 (9,198 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Expected delivery to the United States in 10-13 business days.


Not ordering to the United States? Click here.

Description

Each time Paul Theroux takes a trip - "The Great Railway Bazaar, Riding the Iron Rooster" - the result is unmistakably Paul Theroux. And he has never been sharper than in "The Old Patagonian Express." Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, he winds up on the polky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine ("a kind of demented samovar on wheels"), which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 404 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 27.94mm | 830g
  • Houghton Mifflin (Trade)
  • Boston, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • illustrations, maps (on lining papers)
  • 039552105X
  • 9780395521052
  • 993,319

Rating details

9,198 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 32% (2,954)
4 40% (3,721)
3 20% (1,876)
2 5% (453)
1 2% (194)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X