As the name suggests, it is about walking; walking in the city of Paris. But if you are looking for recommendations on routes or for detailed maps of the walks, you will be disappointed as this is not the subject of this book. This book is a quasi-autobiographical narrative of the author, John Baxter. John conducts walking tours in Paris. He had no intention of doing it when he moved into the city. The responsibility was thrust upon him by accident. Now he enjoys it.
The book narrates various incidents in his life while poking fun at himself and also at Parisians. So if you moved into the city like John, then you will be able to not only enjoy the humor wholeheartedly but also connect with the events immediately. If you are bored in this city, the book helps to give you a different perspective on how to enjoy the city. The book also points out many places you can explore. Paris has been the home of many literary figures, renowned worldwide and who were not born in France. If you have lived long enough in the city, you pretty well know who these literary figures are. Most of them are featured in the anecdotes.
Like I mentioned earlier, if you are looking for guide with maps, this is not the book. But if you want to know about the life and mind of an expatriate in Paris, this is a good book.Tags: Books,John Baxter,Paris,Walks