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Japanese-ness

Advantages: Rare insights into an alien culture
Disadvantages: None - unless you have one of the early hardback editions where the pages fall out.

One of the pleasures of books that arrive as opposed to those you seek out is that they are often not at all what you expect them to be. Anyone expecting a travelogue from Through the Looking Glass has wandered into the wrong section of the library. Whi ...

hiker 18.08.2013 · Read full review
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Review of Japan Through the Looking Glass - Alan Macfarlane

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Jupiter experience

Advantages: You learn alot about the world
Disadvantages: Will leave you wanting more

I first came across Ted Simon when watching the Long Way Round, and after finishing watching that i craved more, and was very far from disappointed when i gave this a try, especially since this was the book that sparked the whole idea. From page one i cou ...

drew87 25.10.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Jupiter's Travels - Ted Simon

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