Top critical review
on 8 May 2015
I gave up reading this due to the animal cruelty aspects of this book. Author claims to be a naturist and feels guilty about hunting monkeys etc, but does it anyway, rather than eating the boring staples....the number of animals that had to die for them to make this trip is really selfish and unnecessary. They didn't HAVE to go, or HAVE to kill wildlife but they chose to, so it's very fickle to say they felt guilty about it. The author makes much of the excitement of killing fish and they even took 'revenge' on a swarm of bees!? They invaded the bee's habitat and they get stung - what did they expect? To then kill them by spraying them with bug spray for this is cruel, childish and environmentally irresponsible. They may have made an epic journey but they also killed an awful lot of wildlife to achieve it.