30+ hours in and everything is surprisingly ok. The caffeine headaches were crippling yesterday, but they've subsided to a dull roar today. I didn't wake up hungry, which is impressive. I had some weirder-than-hell dreams, but don't know that those are connected.
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#30 - "The Lawless Roads" by Graham Greene
Finished this a few days ago and just haven't had time to sit down and set out my thoughts. For some reason, though I love Greene and love travel lit, I've generally been slightly disappointed by his non-fiction journeys. They aren't bad, not by any stretch of the imagination, but they don't match up to his finest work, and they don't match up to the finest travel writing.
"The Lawless Roads" is something of a precursor to one of my favorite Greene novels, "The Power and the Glory" -- an account of GG's wanderings through 1930s Mexico, during a time when religion was suppressed.
He's got a very keen eye, and some of the book's finest moments come when he recounts some small slice of life. The trip sounds like it was very unpleasant, though, and that seeps through into the writing. It's well-written, of course, but I can think of a bunch of Greene novels I'd recommend before this one.