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Nobody Rides for Free by John Francis Hughes
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Jun 26, 2012

bookshelves: memoir, set-aside
Read from June 23 to 26, 2012

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 a pedant, but i've already noticed three misplaced modifiers in as many chapters. i feel this book could have done with a better edit & a switch to a more colloquial level of language. i wish the guy who'd written the foreward had wrote the book.

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