So i really expected to enjoy ryszard kapuscinskis travels with herodotus an attempt to mix modern literary reportage with the writings of one of the greatest travelling reporters of all time herodotus sadly however the book was a bit of letdown. Travels with herodotus is his last work completed in 2007 just before his death at the age of 74 in it he combines his love of reporting and revisits his memories of his early travels to india and africa with a copy of herodotus the histories in his knapsack weaving the tales of the ancient world into his own travel experiences. Travels with herodotus is a non fiction book written by the polish journalist ryszard kapuciski published in 2004 and now available in english translation. Travels with herodotus is a work of art so eloquent so simple that you find yourself marveling at its prose its gentle observation and the rhythm of the words and you find yourself applauding such good translation as well. Kapuscinskis final book travels with herodotus is about the father of history a man so bound by his fifth century bc perception and experience as to appear by modern standards almost
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