Nobody Rides for Free: A Drifter in the Americas
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Nobody Rides for Free: A Drifter in the Americas

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Nobody Rides For Free: A Drifter in the Americas chronicles former bike courier John Hughes’ rambles through Latin America on a bicycle. In this gripping mosaic-travellogue, readers are introduced to banditos, artists, grifters, would-be wives, dope fiends and attacking monkeys: a cast of characters who conspire to reduce him to alcoholic destitution. His last remaining $4...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published May 1st 2012 by Bookthug
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Amanda
Jun 26, 2012 Amanda added it
Shelves: memoir, set-aside
i like the idea of this book very much. the foreword was very entertaining, but i've read a few chapters & i'm not as enthralled as i had hoped to be. the story is interesting enough: a grizzled, washed out former bike courier makes his way back to Canada after having biked/hitched/bused thru Central America. i love road books. i'm married to a former bike courier so this resonates. but there's something about the level of language: it's so formal, not intimate enough. & i know i'm being...more
Rj
The story had a lot of potential but I couldn't agree with Sir John Francis and felt the writing style pretty unpolished. A great adventure but a difficult read.
Christophe
An entertaining wanderlust read that exposes some of the darker sides of adventurous, independent travel.
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