Monday, 19 July 2010

Buenos Aires: a train ride over the rainbow

'Buenos Aires: A Train Ride Over the Rainbow' by Paul Perry

***** (five stars)

There is that saying "Some people drink to remember, others drink to forget".

I think that travel is like that too.

Paul Perry travelled to forget Philadelphia and in search of the Land of Oz - not Oz as in Australia, but his personal Land of Oz as in Argentina.

Well, from the look of his poetry it sure ain't paradise for him. Which is our gain. Happiness makes for lousy music and for pretty bad poetry too.

This misery is very immediate and evocative - quotable too.

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