A dangerous book to read in public... you will get some odd looks. This is possibly the funniest book I have read. I can't think of one that has made me laugh more. The idea is very engaging... Tim Moore tries to follow in the footsteps of an eccentric adventurer and in so doing casts himself as the hopelessly inept traveller, who achieves his task more by luck than judgement. He makes himself the target of some extremely funny, humiliating and indeed hairy situations, griping and moaning self-pityingly all the way... and the result is hysterical. He has a great style too: easy to read... sometimes whimsical, sometimes gritty. Always entertaining. A genuine adventure.