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Laugh out loud funny - and full of useful historical insights
on 27 March 2017
I read this book in advance of a forthcoming trip to Colombia and really enjoyed the historical sections. At times it was laugh-out-loud funny and I had to read scenes to my husband as they were very accurate descriptions of life on the road. I had hoped for more information on the cities of South America, but as the author prefers the wilderness those sections were pretty scant. Like most people I was shocked and saddened by the ending as I had grown fond of egotistical drug-taking Mark. Thoroughly entertaining, I would have given it 5* if it had contained more info on cities and fewer footnotes, which I found interesting but irritating (they could so easily have been incorporated into the text).