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3.0 out of 5 stars
Massive respect but not the best adventure writing you'll ever experience, 25 Sept. 2013
Huge respect to Mr Humphries. I have ridden 1/3 of the distance he did and it affected me profoundly - so to knock off circa 45,000 miles on what was akin to bread and jam I take my hat off. I have good experience of adventure literature - before my own long tour I read everything out there - this was before the rather unusually named "Mood of Future Joys." After enjoying his blog I thought I would read the book. To be honest it didn't work for me. It was one of those books where the writer has clearly thought so hard about using every adjective under the sun thinking that it is what is supposed to be done - it seemed somewhat contrived - and for me annoying. That said it clearly has brought joy and enthusiasm to many here - and Iheard his more recent stuff is more accomplished.