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Femme d'Adventure: Tales from a Wild Life

3.37  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A wryly told, delightful melange of footloose chronicles by a sometimes anxious wanderer. Maxwell (I Don't Know Why I Swallowed the Fly, 1997) is rather like the rest of us: wary of small planes and rushing rivers, yet also fond of wildlife. Unlike some of us, however, she gamely runs Idaho's Salmon River, takes a 37-hour train ride across the Gobi Desert (insidious grit s ...more
Paperback, 252 pages
Published September 5th 1997 by Seal Press
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Nov 06, 2016 Danae rated it it was ok

This is one i picked up at the library either for free or for 10 cents. I didn't end up liking it very much. A couple of the chapters were relatively interesting, but almost half of it was about fishing, which bores me. I didn't like her writing either. I think she tries too hard with her comparisons and at times they didn't make sense to me. I think she tried too hard to be funny as well. There are some really bad puns in this book.

Also, the title itself annoys me because it's "Frenglish".
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Jul 11, 2009 Marjorie Elwood rated it liked it
A zany but cute run through a wide variety of adventure narratives. I found it moving at times, but also annoying at times (particularly when the author was being self-deprecating or ditzy). At its best, I was mesmerized by the locations, the events, and the pace.
Jul 05, 2015 Cat. rated it really liked it
Good and funny, although I still don't understand what's so great about fishing. She almost seems to do all these travels as a big dare, but it is fun and refreshing to read about a woman doing all of this, including whitewater rafting, going on a fishing trip to Mongolia, etc.
Mar 29, 2013 Mom rated it it was ok
Travel narrative with self contained chapters, some better than others. Good for a gloomy winter day which was when I read most of it.
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