Just started reading this on my commute this morning. I was actually cheating, trying to find an easy read for the bumpy ride to work, hoping I'll be able to finish it in one go. It's surprisingly difficult to follow, because it contains excerpts of Theroux's 'travel wisdom', along with quotes from other books. I'm too used to his chronological way of storytelling, and it took me a while to get used to this book. So far so good though.