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Abel, Betty. Review of Falling, by Colin Thubron. Contemporary Review 256, no. 1492 (May 1990): 274.

Abel praises the emotional suspense that Thubron evokes in Falling.

Carver, Robert “Travels with My Art.” New Statesman and Society 123, no. 4206 (14 October 1994): 48.

Carver compliments The Lost Heart of Asia as “a masterpiece of travel-writing.”

Duguid, Paul. “Journey's End.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5179 (5 July 2002): 21.

Duguid evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of To the Last City.

Review of Behind the Wall, by Colin Thubron. Economist 308, no. 7560 (23 July 1988): 77-8.

The critic compares Thubron's Behind the Wall to Paul Theroux's Riding the Iron Rooster.

Hanbury-Tenison, Robin. “A Very Strange Stranger.” Spectator 259, no. 8305 (19 September 1987): 44.

Hanbury-Tenison argues that Behind the Wall delves deeper into Chinese society than many previous travel narratives.

Marsden, Philip. “Journey to the Waste Land.” Sunday Times (26 September 1999): 4.

Marsden lauds Thubron's ability to immerse himself in his subject in In Siberia.

“Perpetual Prisoners.” Time International 154, no. 24 (20 December 1999): 64.

The critic praises Thubron's writing and scholarship in In Siberia.

Van Buren, Alice. “Chaos on a Greek Mountain.” Christian Science Monitor (3 July 1978): 19.

Van Buren praises Thubron's ability to convey the interior lives of his characters in The God in the Mountain.

Wood, Tony. “Beyond the Pale.” Times Literary Supplement, no. 5036 (8 October 1999): 40

Wood examines the change in purpose that Thubron develops as he travels through Russia in In Siberia.

Additional coverage of Thubron's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 25-28R; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 12, 29, 59, 95; Contemporary Novelists, Ed. 7; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 204, 231; and Literature Resource Center.

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