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A surprising gem!,
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This review is from: Wild: A Journey from Lost to Found (Oprah's Book Club 2.0) (Kindle Edition)
When selected by my book group I was worried that this would either be a mawkish account of self-discovery following tragedy or an epic turgid travelogue, but the author manages to give a highly readable account of her hike over the Pacific Coast Trail that constantly surprises and entertains, sharing the trials, tribulations and triumphs both before and during her journey. She manages to avoid portraying herself as either a heroine or a victim and simply tells her tale. Her story definitely benefits from having been a written quite a considerable time after she made the journey, rather than having been rushed out immediately to fulfil a publishing obligation and to recoup some cash. I would definitely consider re-reading it and it would work well as a serialised book for radio.