Golding's name is good for substantial initial interest in this book, but it is well to know that it fits into none of the categories and cannot be labelled autobiography, travel or philosophy. The market might link, somewhat, with that of Travel Journey of a Philosopher by Keyserling, for Golding has used his journeyings as the springboard for his comments on man, the world, and so on. It is not an easy book to read -- sometimes he obscures his own meaning by overwriting -- but it is a rewarding book, once those hurdles are taken. Through its pages you get a good deal of Golding's life, of the backgrounds for his books, of the man himself, but almost nothing of chronology, other personalities and influences. Not for wide sales.