Free Read [Thriller Book] ↠ And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit - by Tom Lutz ✓

By Tom Lutz | Comments: ( 170 ) | Date: ( Jun 05, 2020 )

Tom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggarTom Lutz is on a mission to visit every country on earth And the Monkey Learned Nothing contains reports from fifty of them, most describing personal encounters in rarely visited spots, anecdotes from way off the beaten path Traveling without an itinerary and without a goal, Lutz explores the Iranian love of poetry, the occupying Chinese army in Tibet, the amputee beggars in Cambodia, the hill tribes on Vietnam s Chinese border, the sociopathic monkeys of Bali, the dangerous fishermen and conmen of southern India, the salt flats of Uyumi in Peru, and floating hotels in French Guiana, introduces you to an Uzbeki prodigy in the market of Samarkand, an Azeri rental car clerk in Baku, guestworkers in Dubai, a military contractor in Jordan, cucuruchos in Guatemala, a Pentecostal preacher in rural El Salvador, a playboy in Nicaragua, employment agents in Singapore specializing in Tamil workers, prostitutes in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, international bankers in Belarus, a teacher in Havana, border guards in Botswana, tango dancers in Argentina, a cook in Suriname, a juvenile thief in Uruguay, voters in Guyana, doctors in Tanzania and Lesotho, scary poker players in Moscow, reed dancers in Swaziland, young camel herders in Tunisia, Romanian missionaries in Macedonia, and musical groups in Mozambique With an eye out for both the sublime and the ridiculous, Lutz falls, regularly, into the instant intimacy of the road with random strangers.


  • Title: And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit
  • Author: Tom Lutz
  • ISBN: 9781609384494
  • Page: 470
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit

  • Julianne

    What in the world is And the Monkey Learned Nothing supposed to mean? I stared at the cover. The boat, the watchtower, the stormy sky- blues and grays and greens converging in a picture that seemed peaceful, yet ominous. And the title! I kept coming back to it.You have a lot of books to read at home, I told myself. You should leave this one at the library and read those first.You seem very smart and conscientious, I thought, but don't you get tired of that sometimes? I picked it off the shelf an [...]


  • Sonia Almeida Dias

    Thank you to Netgalley and University of Iowa Press for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest reviewI usually prefer travel books that walk us through an entire journey as opposed to those that tell us a myriad of unrelated episodes, as I find it more difficult to connect with those. However, this book was a pleasant surprise as I found myself really learning and absorbing some bits and pieces of culture ans ways of the places the author was telling us about in the episodes he was descri [...]


  • Brian Rothbart

    This book comprising of small vignettes is a wonderful read to help transport you to a place and time you may not ever visit. I have traveled a lot and some of these stories bring back so many memories as I have experienced the same things, maybe not in the same places. This is a great read as you can pick it up with any story anywhere in the book. It is broken down by geographic locations, so if you want to read something in Asia you can do that then move to South America. Let the book be your [...]


  • James Lang

    I loved this book. It won't be for everyone, but I found the many short, distinct narratives incredibly engaging and thought-provoking. Lutz is an eloquent and kind narrator, always on the lookout for opportunities to learn something new about the world. He chats amiably with anyone who will speak with him, walks through darkened streets in strange cities, follows roads to nowhere, and will take up anyone's invitation to meet for a drink or a meal or a night listening to jazz in some hideaway cl [...]


  • Ilana

    When he travels the world from South America to Asia and the continents in-between, there is the human factor who matters more to Tom Lutz than the classical list of places to visit and photograph. The human stories and remarks made in transit are connecting the visitor with the place, the voyeurist with the struggle hiding behind the velvet curtains. It focuses gently on the ephemeral interactions instead of screaming loud to-do-list. This book encourages you to see travel as more than an enter [...]


  • Grigory Lukin

    I rarely read non-fiction. I've never read a travelogue. And yet I was pleasantly surprised by Tom Lutz's latest book, "And the Monkey Learned Nothing: Dispatches from a Life in Transit." At first, the book grabbed my attention with its title, followed by the synopsis. After I read the first few chapters, I knew I was hooked.Lutz is a solo traveler who dreams of visiting every country in the world. He's also a great and introspective writer. Each chapter is a short account of his personal experi [...]


  • Lauren

    I did learn things! Fun little read.


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