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3.0 out of 5 stars 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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Initial post: 15 Nov 2011 20:58:56 GMT
Hi,
Thanks for reading my book. I'm glad it encouraged you to try a journey of your own.
The book is quite short. I agree with that. I'm sorry you didn't like the large font - I had a review for my second book complaining that the font was too small!
Alastair
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