Like any compilation of writing, there's that which hits, and that which misses. The theme of this edition of Granta was that of travel; that's a theme I've always found to be problematic for this sort of thing, and this was no exception. There were stories and essays I wanted to enjoy but didn't, and those I was surprised by. The story by Siddhartha Mukherjee was excellent, and I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the Dave Eggers. I felt the poetry was a little uneven, and suffered in comparison to some of the better efforts. Overall I did enjoy reading this, though I'm glad I did so in a library rather than paying for it; I'd have been a little disappointed to pay the asking price for it.