Blue Nile: Ethiopia's River of Magic and Mystery (Adventure Press)
Although Western explorers have been drawn to the beauty and mystery of the Blue Nile since Europeans first walked along the shores of Lake Tana centuries ago, the river was never fully mapped until thirty years ago. The river’s predatory wildlife and the force of its waters are so daunting and perilous that as recently as 1962, no one had succeeded in journeying its lengt...more
But then they finally start on the journey, and that is actually the least interesting part of the book. The author spends quite a bit of effort setting up some sort of reality-show dynamic, where the reader is primed for some sort of horrible cataclysmic show down. This n ...more
She seems to be telling you "stuff that happened" rather than sitting you down for a story.
That's nice and all, but after a Masters, I don't want to go through it again.
If you can forge through it, it gets better about 27% in; but I warn you, perseverance is a necessity.