I’d long wanted to read this book.
It’s on every list of TOP TRAVEL NOVELS.
And it gets great reviews.
I was disappointed. There are no appealing characters. No real plot. Nothing resolved.
It a Sommerset Maugham travel novel writ more poorly.
Port Moresby and his wife Kit, a married couple originally from New York, travel to the North African desert accompanied by their friend Tunner.
The journey, initially an attempt by Port and Kit to resolve their marital difficulties, is quickly fraught by the travelers’ ignorance of the dangers that surround them.
Sounds like it should be great. But Rotten Tomatoes only has it at 50%.
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Roger Ebert compared the film to “A Passage to India” and “Picnic at Hanging Rock” – both of them stories about conventional Europeans who find themselves lost in the overwhelming mystery of ancient continents.