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This review is from: In Search Of Myths And Heroes (Hardcover)
This book is neither a history book nor a travel book, it falls between the two camps and fails in both respects. Only in the trip to the Himalayas does Michael Wood really describe any travelling at all, in the rest of the book you are occasionally reminded that that's what nominally is supposed to have happened. The truth is most of it could have been written sat at home, and there is no sense at all at having arrived anywhere with the exception of the first item about the Himalayas. As to the historical matter I found it utterly bland and boring on the whole.
Some of the photos are good though!