3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
It's the first time that I enjoy a documentary / movie's DVD more than the book. I read the book before I watched the DVD, and I must say that this DVD is a good piece of entertainment without being excellent.
I don't really want to compare Long Way Down to Long Way Round, as it is quite normal that LWD would not be as good as Ewan and Charley's first trip.
Surprisingly, I enjoyed Charley's wild personality more than ever. I really start to believe that Charley has a very good nature, although he tends to hide it for some complicate reasons. In my opinion, he is much more daring and adventurous than the rest of the team. And my main problem with Long Way Round and Long… Read more
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
I do not want to compare LWR and LWD, although LWR was far more superior.
The first chapters, when they are in Europe, are not interesting at all. One should actually start reading the book from the chapter where they arrive in Tunisia. Still, the writing style throughout the book is not really compelling.
Then the so call 'adventure' is a farce. Two support vehicles, one doctor, one ex-SAS... It really makes the African approach naive, and almost arrogant. But I think it's simply out of ignorance.
It's actually a pity for Ewan and Charley, because finding the life opportunity to cross the African continent on motorcycles is normally a great and unique… Read more