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- File Size: 2154 KB
- Print Length: 322 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B0089DJ2C2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,187,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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My favorite chapter was about Santorini. Having been there, I could almost smell the clean air and see the blue sky. We knew better than to travel the donkey path .... it's called research. However, this book is about UNSCRIPTED travel. We always have a plan, but we also leave room for serendipity. There are always little surprises, good and bad along the way.
Lessons learned from reading this book.....I shortened my bucket list. I no longer yearn to go to Southeast Asia and will henceforth, definitely check the origin of frozen farm raised shrimp before I buy them,
I'm just confused about all of the 5 stars for this book. I'm being generous with 3.
1. The humor is mean. Don't get me wrong, the guy is funny and his style reminds me of Jon Stewart and Dave Barry, two of my favorite comedians. What those two have learned is how to poke fun at mistakes, governments, companies, situations, and truly awful people. The author of Travel Unscripted attacks people. Particularly offensive was an entry on an elderly Russian guide, where all the jokes were about how old she was. That's it. Neener, neener, old lady is old. It's back-of-the-school-bus hurtful humor.
2. The author is blithely self-absorbed. Be prepared to hear more about his gym routine than what Cambodia looks like. Enjoy the attached shirtless photo. Then we can move on to repeated stories of his bowel movements before joining him in first class where he gets cooties from a fellow passenger.
3. Sandals resorts, apparently, are awesome. We know this because they are named repeatedly. Most other places (including entire countries!) are pointedly not named. Author clearly wants more five-star resort stays.
I'm not sorry I read Travel Unscripted, and I did get several good chuckles out of it. The author truly is a promising humor writer, if he ever learns that making people cry isn't a marketable skill and readers aren't likely to think you're awesome for existing.
* I was provided with a free copy for unbiased review. I post my honest opinion; if I don't like a book and would have to give a sharply negative opinion, I refrain from posting any review at all out of respect for the author. Thus if you see a positive review from me, it's real. I rarely rate five stars, a ranking which is reserved for all-time favorites.
Now, onto the issue of scam reviews. Out of curiosity, I clicked on each of the first five 5 star reviews. Surprise, surprise! All of the reviewers had reviewed exactly one product...this one! That's the problem with Amazon....just too easy to get your friends and associates to write fake 5 star reviews of your book.
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