This is my second book by Thubron and, for the second time, I have to say that I’m not wild about his writing. What is it that you don’t like? you might ask. And I can’t put my finger on it. This is the kind of book I should like; I adore travel narratives. But once again I was not wowed by Thubron. I’m sure it is just me. I stuck with him all the way to the mountain, as Thubron described the scenery and the people and the culture. But nothing touched me emotionally. I really wish I could figure out why Thubron is not for me.