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The book is full of bad information

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: all information is not real compared to what other books give.

...In my opinion there are better books then this one. The book is not accurate and out of date.There are other books available which are far better and more reality informative. The author is a alcoholic brit living in warsaw who will write anything for fin ...

fogmafia 17.09.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Warsaw - Christian Swindells

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The Lost Continent

Advantages: Some history of place and politics.
Disadvantages: Too self-involved.

Way down deep in the middle of the Congo, A hippo took an apricot, a guava and a mango. He stuck it with the others, and he danced a dainty tango. The rhino said, "I know, we'll call it Um Bongo" Um Bongo, Um Bongo, They drink it in the Congo. The py ...

tallulahbang 28.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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Still Just As Dark

Advantages: An honest portrayal: something that started as a travelogue but ended up as a history book
Disadvantages: The fact that it's capable of being writtten

Tim Butcher started working as a journalist in Africa in 2000…15 years after “Live Aid” gave us all hope that maybe the continent’s problems were solvable…and almost as long since we’d begun to realise that it wasn’t going to be that easy. Two y ...

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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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Sometimes, I wished he had got eaten on the way down the river

Advantages: I did learn things about the modern DRC and some of the history of the country
Disadvantages: The authors obsession got a bit boring, really

Blood River What is this book about? This is a factual account of a journey through the heart of Africa, crossing from side to side of the enormous country the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The author Tim Butcher is appointed as Africa ...

andyk910 13.11.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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Blood River - fascinating history and travel in the Congo

Advantages: Plenty of information conveyed in this book
Disadvantages: some might find it a long read or not be interested in the subject matter

Blood River is the most compelling, memorable, educational and insightful book I have read for a long time. It is in the travel category here, and yes it is an account of the author's journey down the Congo river, but the book is also a throughly research ...

azana 22.02.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart - Tim Butcher

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