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3.0 out of 5 stars Too long, and yet not enough, 19 Aug 2010
This review is from: Ghost Rider: Travelling on the Healing Road: Travels on the Healing Road (Paperback)
This book had been in my "to read" list for quite a while, on the basis that the notoriety of the author and the subject matter would make it a very interesting read, but no.

For bike enthusiasts it will be a let down as there is not much detail into that. For traver writers, it will be a bit of a let down as the sense of adventure, drama and sometimes silly fun that one has when travelling abroad is not here.

At times all we get is a list of the hotels and restaurants Mr Peart visits in his journey almost in bullet point list. The ease of read of the book at times is strangled by the telling of a previous trip along some of the same roads the author carried out with a friend a couple of years back, so we don't know if he is talking about the current trip on the healing road or travels past. Also, a whole section of the book is written in letter form to his friend Brutus, but the font type does not change, so many times it is unclear wether we are back to the main narrative or still in a letter, an issue further complicated by the fact that some sections are written in italics in journal entry form.

The book is a very honest and heartfelt account of a very painful time for Neil Peart, but it would have benefitted greatly by a much needed, and absent, editorial job.
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