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Sahara is without doubt one of the best and most inspiring of Palins travel series. Palin's often hillarious descriptions of his experiences combined with the harsh realities of not only traveling but living in th deserts makes this book such a great read. Palin is able to convey the vastness of this inhospitable and lonely desert in such a way it makes you feel you have traveled with him! A hugely enjoyable read and very educational. I found this book to be very well written and the excellent photography just helps to add a picture to the story. I have read Shara after just completing Pole to Pole and Full Cirlce which are both fantastic reads but I found this one to be the best as it gave such a powerful insight into the lives of people living in one of the most reomote but amazing places on earh.
I think you could have done with including a little more information for the higher ratings here. Take a look around at other people's reviews and you should see what I mean. Happy to re-rate if you add to this, just put a note in my guestbook to let me know when you're done.