Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.
"Emotionally and intellectually honest. . . . Theroux reveals himself as a superior journalist and engaged observer." --Montreal "Gazette" "A rich story . . . the work of a keen observer." --"New York Journal of Books" "[Theroux's] finest work." --"The Boston Globe" "Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, [Theroux] writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace." --The "Sunday Times" ""The Last Train to Zona Verde" is a riveting, chilling read, one that outlines a reality that sometimes seems more like the apocalyptic fiction of writers such as Cormac McCarthy." --"The Observer" "If this book is proof, age has not slowed Theroux or encouraged him to rest on his achievements...Gutsy, alert to Africa's struggles, its injustices and history." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "[Theroux's] ability to map new terrain, both interior and exterior, and to report from places that seldom make the news, remains undiminished." --"Booklist", starred"Theroux's prose is as vividly descriptive and atmospheric as ever and, though a bit curmudgeonly, he's still wide open to raw, painful interactions between his psyche and his surroundings." --"Publishers Weekly", starred"In this intensely personal book, Theroux honestly confronts racism, stigma, privilege and expectations . . . Reading this enlightening book won't only open a window into Theroux's mind, it will also impart a deeper understanding of Africa and travel in general." --"Kirkus", starred"Theroux is a real-world traveler: He drops you smack into the dirt and desires of a land and its people. . . . Go on, turn the first few pages. Then I dare you to put it down." --Charleston "Post and Courier"