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Long Way Round by Ewan McGregor
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Jul 25, 2011

really liked it

Rating: 6.5/10 Two actors bike around the world from west to east. I'm a bit of a sucker for this type of travelogue; it helps cover my guilt from never having gone anywhere. Russia, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Siberia, all get covered with the relish of men on a mission. Are we not men? (We are DEVO) I've always wondered why in books like this the last third of the trip is covered in the last chapter of the book. In this case Alaska to London must have been boring....but any more boring than London to Kiev which gets a number of chapters. Memo to authors: we know you miss you're families and you're lonely and stuff but we (meaning ME) don't care. Tell us about what you see and the problems you're having. My son has lent me the video and I'm sure it will be better than the book. Also a little note to Charley Boorman: Your complaints sure sound like whining to me. Perhaps you should write a book on the horrors of travelling from Toronto to Montreal.

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