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First rate travel writing...Gives the reader all the fun and suspense without the danger...The Atlantic

Lucky for us Nugent is a cross between Sir Richard Francis Burton and Hunter Thompson...You'll love this book....Mirabella Magazine

Otherworldly trip...The pages fly by. And it's better than just good...Providence Journal

Winning debut...A delight cover-to-cover...Boston Herald

Rollicking entertainment....People Magazine

A captivating journey...It should sweep you away with it...Boston Globe

The best travel book I read this year...A magic carpet ride...San Diego Union

I finished this book suffused with awe...Nugent is a deft writer with a self-deprecating sense of humor and a keen eye for detail...This guy sure can write...LA Times

Travel writing for those who consider Bali and Fuji hopelessly middle class...Washington Post

The book is a delight cover to cover...LA Times

CRITIC'S CORNER....Partial list of reviews
Newsday, John Leonard, Jan. 10, '91

Washington Post, Jan. 13,'91

L.A. Times, Tim Cahill, Feb. 3,'91

Boston Globe, Ray Murphy, Jan. 28,'91

Atlantic, Feb,'91

Outside, Aug,'91

Smithsonian, May,'91

San Diego Union, John Muncie, Feb. 24,'91

Hartford Courant, Steve Silk, Dec.13,'91

Phildelphia Inquirer, Apr. 28,'91

Seattle Times, M. Upchurch, June 9,'91

Cleveland Plain dealer, John Alden, Marc 30,'91

George W. S. Trow for THE NEW YORKER

Tha Calcutta fowl Market (page1) In this city where street signs are as rare as trees, I need some information.I've been wandering around Calcutta for one and one-half days looking for a pink-headed duck, but the only people who will talk to me are shop ownersand hucksters trying to sell me something. Then, by chance, I happen upon the Calcutta Tourist Office.
Do you need help? a official asks in an indifferent voice.
I sure do....