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5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, and different, travel book
'Two Wheels in the Dust' is Mrs Mustoe's best book yet. Like 'Lone Traveller' it doesn't follow a single bike ride, instead taking it's structure from the Ramayana, one of the Hindu religion's sacred books. The journey takes the route of the Ramayana from Nepal through India to Sri Lanka, following Rama, Sita , Hanuman and a whole legion of gods, demons, humans and...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not in the same style as her first two books
I read her first book, A Bike Ride, with riveting fascination five times. I have read her second book, Lone Traveler with similar interest twice to date. This new book is different. Its style in following Indian mythology will distract her regular audience; they will be disappointed in the absence of the day-by-day, town-by-town detail of the two earlier books. Even in...
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not in the same style as her first two books, 18 Mar 2001
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Alan Naylor (Poole, Dorset United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
I read her first book, A Bike Ride, with riveting fascination five times. I have read her second book, Lone Traveler with similar interest twice to date. This new book is different. Its style in following Indian mythology will distract her regular audience; they will be disappointed in the absence of the day-by-day, town-by-town detail of the two earlier books. Even in the sections when she is describing every day happenings, the writing style is different. I have to be convinced that Anne Mustoe has actually written this book, it's so different.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, and different, travel book, 13 May 2001
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'Two Wheels in the Dust' is Mrs Mustoe's best book yet. Like 'Lone Traveller' it doesn't follow a single bike ride, instead taking it's structure from the Ramayana, one of the Hindu religion's sacred books. The journey takes the route of the Ramayana from Nepal through India to Sri Lanka, following Rama, Sita , Hanuman and a whole legion of gods, demons, humans and animals. Most chapters end with an extract from the Ramayana that relates to the area Mrs Mustoe is in.
This is a wonderful book because it plays to Mrs Mustoe's strengths: her erudition and educational background. The enthusiasm she displays about her discoveries of Hinduism and the Ramayana is infectious, and this transfers to her depiction of the land and its people. I guess this book also wins in that it makes me want to visit India and read the Ramayana, which is surely the goal of any travel book!...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Read, 31 Jan 2009
This review is from: Two Wheels In The Dust: From Kathmandu to Kandy (Paperback)
I have travelled around India which inspired me to choose this book. It is a lovely read about a very brave woman who tells of her travels alongside an old Indian story which makes it much more interesting than reading a travel diary.
I really enjoyed the book and I'm not much of a reader!
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4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD READ, 26 April 2014
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I BOUGHT THIS BOOK FOR MY FRIEND WHO HAS READ OTHER BOOKS BY THIS AUTHOR. SHE LIKES THE WAY THE READER IS DRAWN IN TO THE JOURNEY
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read, 4 Sep 2013
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Good read very courageous woman. Se certainly gives hope to us single travellers. I wonder how different the world is today in comparison.
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4.0 out of 5 stars interesting reading and not just a travel diary, 6 Oct 2011
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this is a good read about a very interesting woman who tells her story about travels though old Indian, making this a good story and more interesting than reading a travel diary.
I have not read any of here other book i really enjoyed this. thanks for weighing this book
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