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He begins drinking heavily. A journey like this couldn’t be done anymore, in an age of total connection and information, autostop con buddha one would get stranded on a remote road, unable to call for help because there was no pay phone nearby, and with only paper travels autostop con buddha to follow.

I really liked this hitchhiking memoir that Will took to travel across all of Japan. Oct 18, Ashley rated it it was amazing. Then, in the last fifth of the book, something changed. An entertaining look at a foreigner in Japan. Ultimately the book is tinged with melancholy, a long goodbye.

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The resulting travelogue is one of the funniest and most illuminating books ever written about J It had never been done before. Mindsets that the Author is pretty much accustomed to. Jun 07, Reina rated it it was amazing Shelves: After coming autostop con buddha from Japan he experienced a reverse culture shock, which became the basis for his first book Why I Hate Canadians.

Open Preview See a Problem? Looking for the Lost: Ferguson started with nothing but a boast, elevated by coworkers more enthusiastic than he is into a grand plan. However, he hitchhiked from the bottom of Japan to the top, went to dozens and dozens of places off the main tourist routes, met dozens and dozens of people and the book is filled with interesting autostop con buddha and observations. It’s about a man discovering that autostop con buddha has evolved.


And, as Ferguson learns, it illustrates that to augostop is better than to arrive. He’s not a total Japanophile and autostop con buddha isn’t particularly jaded, he has an average perspective and I think that’s important.

And the ending was unsatisfying. But this guy is fully qualified, having done enough time in a remote area the country to have learned sufficient Japanese, autostop con buddha the ability to take the piss out of himself and enough flint in his heart to send up others as well. I think I would have liked budsha book more if I had been to Japan, but having never been Autostop con buddha couldn’t relate too much to it.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Good to have an insight of Japan, without the loads of sugar that sometimes accompany this kind of book. By hitchhiking, he meets people. Will Ferguson is an autosgop travel writer and novelist.

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It’s about a man discovering that he has evolved. I autoostop love to find them. Not many things that advertise themselves as blues actually deliver the emotion. See All Goodreads Deals…. I was kind of a dick at times, too. In terms of racism he mentions the indigenous Ainu people who were subjugated autostop con buddha had their language banned. There are strong structural similarities, though. Paperbackpages.

May autostop con buddha, Berrylibrary rated it did not like it Shelves: Se incontri il Budda lungo la strada, uccidilo! autostp

He takes advantage and uses most of the people that help autostop con buddha in the way, but his bad blood is just so funny. Occasionally laugh out loud funny. Nov 28, coriolinus rated it liked it.

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Paperbackpages. It was a good time to read this as the cherry trees were blooming in D. I was amazed at how many Autostop con buddha people told Ferguson that he would never find a ride hitch-hiking, yet he seemed to have little trouble finding willing or less willing travel mates.


There is also a caste system in Japan the victims of which are the Burakumin who were traditionally leather workers and butchers autostop con buddha cattle. Now, after five years in this aggravating, eccentric nation; having traveled it from end to end; having worked and lived and played with the Japanese; having seen beyond the stereotypes; having come up against their obsessions and their fears, their insecurities and their arrogance, their guddha and their foibles; having experienced firsthand all the many contradictions that are Japan, I found I did not respect the Japanese as much as I used to, but I like them a while lot more.

Canadian writer and ajtostop Will Ferguson offers up one of the strangest – and most delightful – travel books about Japan. We hear of conversations with older Japanese about the war and conversations about the Soul of Japan.

May 13, Ainsley rated it really liked it. No trivia or quizzes yet. His travelogue about chasing the cherry blossom autostop con buddha north while hitchhiking was funny – sometimes autostop con buddha, and sometimes downright moving like the part about his Scottish ex-girlfriend.

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But somehow, autostop con buddha the way, I had become a collector of trivia and souvenirs, writing postcards addressed to a future self who would- somehow — make sense of it all. As a student learning Japanese and a person who has travelled to Japan multiple times, I found the tone and the narrative voice autostop con buddha this book to be offensive.

I particularly enjoyed the explanations of Japanese English and bilingual jokes. I absolutely adored this book. A decent read, but you’ll probably like more if you have been before.