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Dreaming Of Jupiter
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on 2 April 2013
brilliant read!so jealous, balls of steel to do it again at his time of life,any more by ted?? would be good
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on 23 September 2014
Good but not as good as his first book. Recommended.
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on 21 August 2014
Didn't enjoy this one as much as his first
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on 18 September 2014
Timeless adventure story, never tiring.
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on 18 October 2014
Great to see the return journey.
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Received and read.
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on 16 September 2013
The follow-up to the original Masterpiece Jupiter's Travels, 27 years later. A pessimistic and less observant view of a world that has changed overwhelmingly for the better, but not in the author's eyes. The base poverty, the dictatorships, the lack of hope he experienced in the 1970s have been swept away, but this is one long lament for its passing. An unsatisfying book.
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on 13 October 2014
Brilliant!
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on 13 February 2013
Easy to read, not what you expect if your looking for a motorcycling story, more a well off posh journalist, with sponsorship doing it as a job, think Steven Fry on a motorcycle and you wont be far off.
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on 21 September 2008
I had read an original copy from the 1970's of Jupiter Travels.. which was good but not as good as 'The Bone Man of Banares'. I thought when I was reading the original book... what's the point of this trip? especially as he broke the trip and flew home from India at one point.. sort of cheating.. This book was even more of a pointless cheat.. would have made a better book if he's just got a round-the-world air ticket and revisited all those places and people from the first trip.. hire a car to get to the remote places and camp out.. that's what I would have done. There's also a sad sort of jaded and lack-lustre feel to this whole story, as he really feels his age.. Also of note is the way christianity creeps into this book, as it wasn't a factor in the first book, as he was young'ish and foot-loose, but here he seems to think a tiny bit about it, but rejects it. Perhaps it was the idea that an ordinary trip wouldn't sell as a story.. but it could have been interesting, and revisit new places as well.. the 'relationship' with the orientalist-enthusiast was also just plain sad.. dont bother reading this one.. read the 'Bone Man of Banares' instead.. he had a reason to travel around the world.. to escape the vietnam war...
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