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If you're new to Palin's travel, don't start with this one.
on 24 October 1999
I hesitate to write this review -- I have a lot of respect for Palin's travel work, and don't yet have the benefit of seeing the accompanying show.
What's more, I think he's gotten stronger with each effort, showing increasing confidence in his voice and demonstrating a greater willingness to let his humour shine through.
Until now. This is new territory for Palin -- in which he covers an author instead of a geography -- and it's an author he respects but who is, quite frankly, quite different from him.
Palin presents himself as a gentle and likable sort of fellow; Hemingway was anything but that.
While I read and basically enjoyed the book (thus, three crowns), I'd encourage others to start with one of his other works first.