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This review is from: Far Horizons: Unusual Journeys and Strange Encounters from a Travelling Life (Hardcover)
Unlike H Dowdell, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and found it an easy and enjoyable read. I had already read "Blood & Sand", which I also enjoyed, but I liked "Far Horizons" better. To be fair, a large part of "Blood & Sand" deals with Frank's appalling injuries and subsequent long and painful convalescence - perhaps not "enjoyable" in the normal sense, but an amazing story of survival against all the odds. "Far Horizons" is a lighter book altogether, and I found some of the incidents very amusing. I don't think it was intended as a "travel book" in the way H Dowdell defines this, but more of an autobiography. The cover promises "unusual journeys and strange encounters", and I think that's exactly what you get. It may not be "great writing", but it's easy to read and entertaining - which is what I personally look for in a book.
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Initial post: 21 Oct 2012 06:54:01 BDT
josephine p says:
I totally agree with these comments by A McA. I've just finished Far Horizons straight after reading Blood and Sand. Both were equally fascinating books. I don't think it matters which one you read first. I've always admired FG's reporting on the BBC and I have to say that now, after reading learning his story, all that remains to say is how admirable he is. I also think he writes really well. Lovely to see the little drawings and photographs too; they add such a personal touch.
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