White Sands: Experiences from the Outside World

by Geoff Dyer

Hardcover, 2016




New York : Pantheon Books, [2016]

User reviews

LibraryThing member Meredy
Six-word review: Essays rooted in awareness of place.

Slightly extended review:

Real-world locations provide a springboard for Dyer's idiosyncratic ruminations on far-ranging subject matter from jazz to hitchhikers, from Egyptian royal statuary to the Watts Towers impressively built by one man's labors with salvaged materials.

I enjoyed following the author's trains of thought as he provided vividly evocative descriptions of arresting sights and environments and then mirrored them with a tour of his inner landscape.
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LibraryThing member Matt.Kay
I love Dyer. But this is not his best. Though very funny in parts.
LibraryThing member konastories
Joy's review: Quirky essays from unusual places that may or may not be mostly true. I enjoyed this light, fun read, but I gotta warn you: most of our Travel book club did not care for Dyer's voice or choice of stories.



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