A5 Top Pick - On the Plain of Snakes, by Paul Theroux
Paul Theroux's latest travelogue focuses on Mexico, with a mission to go beyond recent dire immigration headlines to understand the real situation facing the United States' southern neighbor. He buys an old Buick and starts by driving along the United States / Mexico border to see for himself what is truly like. In typical fashion, Theroux spends most of his time interacting with local people, providing a window into a complex environment and a proud culture. Click here to learn more about On the Plain of Snakes..