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Good for travel journal addicts.
on 25 July 2011
I did enjoy reading this book to some extend. It wasn't particularly "unputdownable". At times I got a bit fed up about his moans about fellow travellers, but then your relationships with your companions are part of the experience when you're travelling in a group. I suppose it all comes down to what you want from a book. I was hoping for more in depth focus on his experience of Africa. Not that it is lacking, but maybe I was hoping for a more intense experience of Cameroon. Sometimes I had the feeling Mr. Peart got too much caught up in his moans about his fellow travellers. But hey, a solid effort for a first book. So, personally I think the book is okay, but I wouldn't particularly recommend it. I'm reading "Ghost Rider" now. I think I like that one better. Probably because the book gives you what you expect of it; his story of what goes on inside him after his personal tragedies while he's travelling. And as a writer he comes across maturer in "Ghost Rider".
However, I still feel that he is stronger at writing song lyrics. Although I don't always agree with his views I think they're some of the best in rock. His drumming? Now, that is the good man's best skill, if you ask me.