'Gill is one of the handful [of journalists] whose pieces are worth collecting'
A highly diverting collection
Gill applies his acerbity on Sudan, India, Cuba, Germany and California, uncovering the personality of each place much as he does with his celebrity interviewees
Describing each location with equal wonder, he makes Morris dancers sound as exotic as Madagascan tribes
'Underlying all the hype, the wit, the glittering rococo brilliance of his style, there is also the most solid and underrated of journalistic virtues - the power to convey a scene in words so that readers feel they are present'
As this collection of stories shows, few writers can get under the skin of a place as evocatively or effectively.
Whatever his methods, not many writers can so succinctly drill down into a destination...punctuated with thoughts and ideas pulsating with wisdom
If you like travel, brilliant writing and truly original thinking, then join the queue.
(Gill) never fails to write with power and wit