Reader recommendation: The Last Train to Zona Verde Monitor readers share their favorite book picks. By Valerie Gardner, Cornville, Ariz. July 15, 2013 About video ads View Caption of The Last Train to Zona Verde by Paul Theroux is the one of the most honest, outstanding, and sad travel books on Africa ever written. This book is a masterpiece that makes one weep for its accuracy and fiercely sad depiction. Can you guess which literary work goes with each final line? Take our quiz!