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on 3 August 2009
this book left me strangely dissatisfied. Perhaps I was expecting a greater sense of beauty from the surroundings, a sense of enjoyment, a sense of camaraderie against the odds. What I got was a hard, hard slog with lots of bickering and the odd major explosion. That is undoubtebly how it was, and I was hooked the description of the journey, but always I was hoping for a moment of revelation, a synergy with the environment. He was, after all, traveling in a native canoe. But I never really got it.
Whicfh is not to say it is a bad book, just not really what I was hoping for.