Although one wishes for the full-size maps from the original exhibit, this book is the next best thing, providing a wealth of maps, with detailed, informative notes about each of them. I live in a state without a literary map, so I hope this book will inspire someone to produce one as attractive as Georgia's, for example. It is fun just to browse through and discover surprises, such as the startling Ian Fleming Thriller Map, or An Ancient Mappe of Fairyland, or the map of Homer's "Odyssey" in the shape of the British Isles, or Franz Kafka's Prague. Of course Shakespeare is well represented, and so are Tolkien and Mark Twain, as well as several Russian authors. A quotation from "Moby Dick" introduces the section on imaginary worlds: "It was not on any map. Real places never are." There I found Paul Bunyan's pictorial map of the United States, where, with the help of a magnifying glass, I was well entertained with accounts of his exploits. I like the layout of the book and the carefully-researched explanations throughout.