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A series of thoughtful, reflective journeys

Advantages: Evocative, personal, beautifully written
Disadvantages: A few tangents a little less engaging than others - minor issue

...Some time ago I read and reviewed here a book by Robert Macfarlane (“The Wild Places”). Ever since, I’ve been intending to read another of his books. This and another of his (“Landmarks” which has been declined for review) were on offer in my local The ...

2mennycds 04.07.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot - Robert Macfarlane

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A Clear and Easy Read

Advantages: Clear; Interesting; Basic Information; Great destinations.
Disadvantages: Heavy

As I love travelling so much but can never afford to go to places very often, this is the next best thing. I received this book as a gift for Christmas last year and I have become completely immersed in it and discovered beautiful destinations which I hav ...

mc_uk100 18.06.2013 · Read full review
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Review of 501 Must-Visit Destinations - David Brown

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Holy Cow! This Book Surprised Me

Advantages: Religions handled in breadth rather than depth
Disadvantages: I wanted more history and less chanting and meditating

...Never Judge a Book by Your Preconceived Snobberies (or the cover) I wasn't expecting to like Holy Cow by Sarah Macdonald. She got off to a bad start for me with some glaring geographic and historical errors (claiming Rishikesh was 200 km from Dehradun ...

koshkha 04.09.2011 · Read full review
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Review of Holy Cow! an Indian Adventure - Sara MacDonald

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Freewheelin'

Advantages: Engaging, light read
Disadvantages: None for me, but some may like more info on the places

America Unchained – Dave Gorman Introduction I was bought this book in paperback by a friend around 2008/9. I have always had a problem with the fact I had more books to read than time to read them in, which was only exacerbated by the purcha ...

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Review of America Unchained - Dave Gorman

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Who needs corporations

Advantages: An easy read, shows a side to Americal you didn't know existed
Disadvantages: The trip had to end at some point!

...A Freewheeling Roadtrip In Search Of Non-Corporate USA is how Dave Gorman's latest book describes itself. To many Europeans America is the land of faceless corporations, look a like shopping malls with no individuality with no place for the little man. ...

MrMopp 22.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of America Unchained - Dave Gorman

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