I have read all of Theroux’s travel books & most of his novels.
Finally got around to his 1982 novel which was made into a movie starring Harrison Ford.
Great book! Good movie!
The extreme philosophy of Ford’s character — a man who so hates American life that he moves his family to the jungles of Central America — is still fascinating today.
It reminds me of another terrific case study: Elizabeth Gilbert’s biography of Eustace Conway, The Last American Man.