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Waking Up In Iceland

Waking Up In Iceland

Published September 4, 2008

From the picture to the page, this is a more traditional sort of guide.
Travel writing is the preferred method of expression for many of the
world’s cultured explorers and this mini-novel is the memoirs of Paul
Sullivan. His guide is a detailed depiction of his explorations of
Iceland’s music scene and the guide itself is written in the first
person. With chapters on hidden people, close calls with natives and
his encounters at the Airwaves festival, his follies are lavishly
recreated in his text. It makes for a great pre-Iceland read, and
something to get lost in on a plane – but it should probably not be
considered the be all and end all on experiences in Iceland or an
official guide,  and more of a way to find out how Paul found the
country. Considering he is the authority on music, having written for
The Independent, The Wire, Dazed and Confused and BPM, this brand of
travel writing hits and lands on Iceland’s art scene perfectly,
satisfying readers of this kind of Wanderlust Literature.

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