Saturday, October 10, 2009


I sound like a travel brochure.

I have to read something different. I’ve spent seven weeks reading nothing but Lonely Planet guides, and it’s infecting my writing. Lonely Planet is an excellent resource for information, but the writing—industry travel writing in general—is not prose to aspire to.

1 comment:

MilazzoMan said...

Ah, being hypnotised by Lonely Planet guides? Try hypnotising their staff into putting you on their payroll..

Or take a leaf from Paul Theroux, who's about the only travel writer I can stand. His locations were almost irrelevant; the fun came from his relentless deprecation of the follies, foibles and failings of his fellow-travellers. So why not just start criticising the sh__ out of anyone you set eyes on?