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There Are Other Rivers: On Foot Across India
There Are Other Rivers: On Foot Across India
by Alastair Humphreys
Edition: Paperback
Price: £4.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Struck a few chords, 17 Jan 2012
I must admit, despite being a fan of Alaistar's previous books and his excellent blog I was apprehensive with the way he described this book. I enjoyed the descriptions and sequential journal-esque style of his round the world books and was hoping for more of the same with There Are Other Rivers. He honestly admitted that the way he wanted to present this journey was unorthodox and was a risk. Thankfully it paid off in a way I really didn't expect. I absolutely loved the format and the style of subject chapters giving insights into his inner struggles and outward experiences day to day. I greatly related to alot of what he writes about - the duality of solo wanderlust versus the craving of companionship, the self imposed challenge versus the desire to be comfortable with normality. It is been really comforting to read the words of someone who deals with the day to day ruminating and destructive thought processes which can hinder progress yet find ways of breaking through, passing the crux and pushing towards the desired achievement. I recognise many of Alaistar's character traits within myself and find the personal and honest nature of the writing greatly insiring. A thorough recommendation to pick this up (then pass it on to a friend or donate to charity).


Thunder and Sunshine
Thunder and Sunshine
by Alastair Humphreys
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honesty abound, 14 Jan 2012
This review is from: Thunder and Sunshine (Paperback)
The thing I like the most about Alastair's books is the honesty with which he writes. There's no vanity attributed to his journeys. He's not out there to smash records or be the fastest/strongest etc. Just an ordinary bloke trying to find his limits and test himself rather than submit to the humdrum banality of life without challenges. A strong follow up to the first, I'd highly recommend picking up his new self published title 'There Are Other Rivers' as well as catching him on one of his excellent talks. Inspiring chap.


Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - Part 1
Moods of Future Joys: Around the World by Bike - Part 1
by Alastair Humphreys
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Honest storytelling, 14 Jan 2012
If you're looking for an honest portrayal of a truly solo trip (no sponsors, no support, no record breaking, no aim save the experience and test of a solo expedition on two wheels), this and Alastair's second book are the places to look. Truly inspiring stuff portraying many of the daily mind games long distance solo travel brings. Highly recommended.


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