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July 8, 2002


Novels about glamorously grungy white

Novels about glamorously grungy white kids backpacking in Asia have finally become self-aware. Perhaps not surprisingly, they have also started featuring female lead characters. Great article in Salon (by Michelle Goldberg, who I am just liking more and more) with an especially good first paragraph. At least when these ladies are indulging in self-absorbed travelogues and condescending attitude about their fellow travellers on third world Asian beaches, they're kidding. Makes me wonder if anyone would have read The Beach if Alex Garland wasn't really hot.

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