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Don George Agrees–Fiction Makes Travel Literature

Destination: Everywhere

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Book: Better than Fiction: True Travel Tales from Great Fiction Writers, edited by Don George

Lonely Planet and Don George have a thing going.  This is the seventh book George has edited for the company.  Don George, in case you have not met, writes just about the best travel articles you could wish for. He used to be the editor of the travel section for the San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle. He reviews travel books and writes and edits for websites. And he stuffed all that experience in a book,  Lonely Planet Travel Writing, that everyone says is the best of the many guides for travel writers. Continue reading Don George Agrees–Fiction Makes Travel Literature

A House of Mirrors

A WEEK of Books About Writing and Publishing

Note: It just happens that three books landed on my reading pile that deal quite prominently with writing, reading, and publishing. So it seemed logical to group them together this week.

Destination: Spain and Argentina

Book: All Men Are Liars (NEW June 2012) by Alberto Manguel

Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain
Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Spain

Complex, intriguing, mysterious, intellectual, playful.  In All Men Are Liars, the writer Alberto Manguel (usually identified as Argentian) elicits all these reactions. Continue reading A House of Mirrors