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Four Pairs of Boots
 
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Craig McLachlan
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Four Pairs of Boots

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  40 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Paperback, 286 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by Japan Publications Trading Co
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Theraaa
Apr 25, 2016 Theraaa rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I enjoy a good travel story even if (or maybe because) I'm entirely unfamiliar with the way, the surroundings, the culture, the people it describes. What this one lacked was real introspection. For somebody on the road for such a long time, I learned little to nothing about the walker other than the external facts of his life; nor all that much about the desired "real Japan," for that matter.

The book lacked a proper introduction, and ended too abruptly without any final reflection.
Fiona Mccallum
Feb 02, 2015 Fiona Mccallum rated it liked it
About someone walking the length of japan. Felt I would have got more if I had been to Japan and was able to recognise some of the places as they did seem a bit similar as the journey continued. The book was a bit repetitive at times as every town he went to the locals were surprised he spoke Japanese and ate the local cuisine and then welcomed him like a local
Alex
Feb 06, 2010 Alex rated it really liked it
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This is the second Craig McLachlan book that I have read and although I enjoyed "Henro" a little more, this book was still a brilliant read. I recommend this book to anyone travelling, living or with a interest in Japan. It's amazing how fast he gets from one end of Japan to the other!
Rachel (Sfogs)
Dec 16, 2008 Rachel (Sfogs) rated it it was amazing
Having been to Japan I just loved it!!
It's a true story of a man's journey on foot, covering the length of Japan! A very good insight into the 'real' Japan!
Vikas Datta
Dec 13, 2013 Vikas Datta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderfully-written account of a walking "bummel" through Japan - Mr McLachlan has a observant eye, a talent for description and the gift of humour and being able to laugh at himself
Jeanne
Dec 27, 2013 Jeanne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Walking the entire length of Japan is quite an adventure. But the day to day events became repetitive as happens in hiking journals.
Franck Caniard
Jan 13, 2015 Franck Caniard rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. It's easy and relatively fast to read, is very funny and contains tons of information about rural Japan. Highly recommended if you're interested in that great country!
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Jan 08, 2011 Chris Tinniswood rated it it was amazing
A fun book to read.
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