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Beautifully written and full of wonderful descriptions and intriguing tales, In Patagonia is an account of Bruce Chatwin's travels to a remote country in search of a strange beast and his encounters with the people whose fascinating stories delay him on the road. 

©1977 Bruce Chatwin (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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Travel Writing?

Now this is travel writing at it's very best. Bruce Chatwin tells the story of Patagonia in delicious detail not only describing the landscape but those who people this strange part of South America, including the indigenous tribes who once occupied it. If you have never read Bruce Chatwin then do yourself a favour and read him.

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Stands the test of time

I last read this 30 years ago 🙃, the book inspired many of my trips. I revisited Bruce Chatwin after Werner Herzog's recent documentary on Chatwin, Nomad. The book gives you a flavour of the weather beaten tip of South America. With time, the book now seems like a bewildering collection of anecdotes, showing all the characters Chatwin encountered, interwoven with historical vignettes. You wonder how much was exaggerated 😊 but this doesn't disguise Chatwin's infectious wonder lust

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  • 14-03-20

Not sure it works as an audio book

Very difficult to follow all the stories verbally. May need a book to take breaks etc, dense material