The End of Travel
Swift meets Gombrowicz in this comic-philosophical memoir of a traveler stumbling through Europe, falling in and out of new experiences and discoursing on individuality, literature, films, growing up, and the purpose of travel.
Praise for Odd Pursuits, by Robert Castle: in writing, there are two things, when all is said and done, that ultimately matter—what one has to say, and how well one can say it. Robert Castle fulfills on both counts. The stories and characters are complex enough for readers to find different qualities of merit.
—Diane Gray, Wild Child Publishing
A taxi delivered me to a dark street of row houses three minutes from the station. A forty pence fare. The minimum. Handing the driver a pound note, I said, "Keep the change." Too much of a tip, I would think later, but the driver thanked me without the mocking tone travelers hear when they tried to ingratiate themselves to the native populace.