Travels with Herodotus

Ryszard Kapuscinski

I could begin and end this with one word: delightful.
There is a wonderful dream like quality to this memoir, a dream with the kind of clarity and detail that we often yearn for but seldom attain. Kapuscinski anticipated magic realism, and continues in that vein to the end. There may nothing utterly reliable in the whole text, but its innocence and enthusiasm for life is rare. The conceit of linking his life with that of Herodotus, too, is a stroke of genius. Highly recommended.
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