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Not quite as brilliant as hoped!
, 24 July 2007
This review is from: Moods of Future Joys. Round the World Part One: Riding into Africa (Paperback)
I have nothing but respect for someone who can push themselves into long (very long!) distance cycling, and camping rough, in the way that Humphreys has; and then having the guts to self-publish books about it.
It is easy to read, and it did inspire me with the idea that long cycling journeys are something that ordinary people - like me - could actually do.
However, it is a bit short. It is printed in a large font, and there is a blank page between every chapter. There are also a lot of ingredients, which I don't think really add very much.
It is easy to understand why this is - the book was written several years after the experiences. It's good for a first book, and his next installments may well be improvements.
It was also a bit repetitive at times.
There are a lot of this genre of book available. The only other I've read was 'The wind in my wheels' by Josie Dew, which I have to say I enjoyed a lot more.
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