You've gone too far this time, Sir! Paperback – 23 Jan 2011
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About the Author
Danny Bent was born near Buxton in the Peak District into a very loving and supportive family. His father was an international athlete and Danny was necessarily introduced to the attractions and rigours of sport at a very early age, and to cycling (down steps) not long afterwards. He is an international tri-athlete and a bog diver, and has an aptitude for the sort of adventures which require major endurance and a great deal of luck to survive. Fortunately for us, he is also an excellent raconteur, loves life and hugs people whenever possible, which means he gets access to a host of excellent stories and escapades he can roll around his tongue, and entertain us thoroughly, all at the same time.
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Travelling through some of the most dangerous countries in Eastern Europe and Asia, whether it's dodging Russian Mafia gangsters or Taliban insurgents, Danny somehow manages to bring out the best in humanity wherever he goes. This really restores your faith in the human race; although his sometimes graphic descriptions of the insanitary conditions and the intestinal consequences resulting from same have completely put me off wanting to visit India!
Read it. Enjoy it. Give some money to Action Aid.
Obviously cycling fans would probably enjoy this great tour having the knowledge and experience of life in the saddle.
The book is written in easily understood terms, quite descriptive and with nicely framed portraits of the local inhabitants. He is largely welcomed into their homes with kindness and wonderful hospitality from people who live on the border of poverty. I can highly recommend this easygoing story.
Much of his writing covers what he sees as the differences between the place that he is visiting and his own comparitively privileged background. He finds his eyes opened by his experiences, and although he tries not to judge people by his own standards, it is inevitable that he will be conflicted in his attempts to absorb new ideas and concepts.
The book is really excellent in that it does show what happens, warts and all; he slowly begins to appreciate the value of the differences between cultures. However, I had to mark it down slightly for some errors in grammar and spelling; not the sort of thing one would expect from a teacher!
However, it is a very good read and an enjoyable glimpse into an adventurous journey through places that the majority of people are unlikely to ever have the chance to visit. Easy to read, and something that may well inspire others to try something similar for themselves. It's suitable for many children as well (possibly with parental guidance) and well worth downloading.
After a near death experience Danny Bent is left evaluating his life and finds himself comitted to a 15000km solo cycle from London to India. This is the story of that trip. Its full of pain, joy, dust, sweat, blood ,tears ,friendship and adversity.
Id have loved the narrative to have spent a bit more on some of the incidents in the book. Many of the most interesting incidents are relayed with fairly minimal detail. The trip is more of an emotional journey than a detailed travelogue.
I was most interested in the way that the book took the time to relate what people in the various areas felt about their near neighbours. This was particularly of interest after leaving Europe. The authors experiences of people left me feeling particularly good about my fellow human beings though we spend so much time hearing and reading fearmongering reports.
It reminded me a lot of the Ewan Macgregor Tv show -'long way Round' especially the similarities they had in experience in Khazakstan.
A short but very worthwhile read.
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