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Part Travelogue Part Spiritual Quest
on 1 September 2008
Watkins, an established author and traveller goes to Norway because of an accident he once sustained working on a fishing boat where he was helped in his recovery by a Norwegian. He goes expecting to heal the spiritual part of him that had been damaged and instead finds himself on a much more complex journey.
This is part travelogue, part spiritual quest and part memoir. I found it rather patchy in places, but never having read anything about Norway before, I now feel I know a lot more. It would not be my first choice of practical travel book to read about the country, but is undoubtedly interesting in terms of giving more depth and feeling than a regular guide book.