Shadow of the Silk Road
By Colin Thubron
Published in July 2008
Thibault’s Score: 1/5
I’ve really had an incredible run of bad books lately. The reason why I didn’t like this book is my fault though.
When I bought it, I only read the title, not the description. I was hoping to find a book about the history of the silk road. Instead, it is a travel book, recounting the adventures of Colin Thubron as he travels throughout the remnants of the silk road in modern day China. He mostly gives long winded and somewhat boring descriptions of places he visits.
I’ve actually been to some of the places he describes in the book. I was not impressed by what he wrote at all. I quit reading this book roughly halfway through the second chapter.
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