"Thubron is a sensitive and observant traveler who clearly respects the Siberians for the hardships they have endured. Charming and amusing scenes, with shamans, madmen and Old Believers, dependably relieve his book's underlying grimness....IN SIBERIA places the region in its historical context, but Thubron's history is never didactic or potted. Above all, Thubron is never a travel bore. With minimal complaint about traveling inconveniences, he keeps his focus on Siberia. Readers may derive a great deal of travel envy from this account of his adventures."Thubron, Colin is the author of 'In Siberia', published 2001 under ISBN 9780060953737 and ISBN 006095373X.