If this book isn’t badly written, then why is it still bad?
What happens when rich Europeans visit China at the height of the “Cultural Revolution”?
Will the search for the “Russian soul” ruin an otherwise great book?
Was it naive to hope for peace with the Khan?
How is it possible that 750 years don’t seem to leave a trace?
Who would have thought it was possible to cross the Bering Strait on foot?
Why is this book still so awesome after so many years?
Why do these travel stories from 19th century Germany remain so recommendable?
Why is it so much fun to read Medieval travel stories that are at least partly untrue?
Are we looking at a career-obsessed explorer or at a blueprint for Indiana Jones?
What happened to this otherwise decent book that caused it to be so annoying?
Is there anything not perfect about this travel book?
Did conservative ethics turn this great adventure story into such a slow read?
Is this too much racism even for an imperialist?
Is this guy our average Joe from the Middle Ages?