Saturday, January 30, 2010
The funniest travelogue ever?
Title: Into the heart of Borneo
By: Redmond O'Hanlon
Possibly the funniest travel memoir ever written, as well as an unexpected gold mine of accurate scientific information. When O'Hanlon invited his Borneo travel companion, the poet James Fenton, on a succeeding journey, the answer was an earbreaking NO! Would most readers want to accompany O'Hanlon? Probably not. But a vicarious ridealong is another matter entirely. NB: I have given this book to at least 15 people, most of whom have gone out and bought two copies: one for themselves, and one to share.