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John Meyer

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Born
Vancouver, Canada
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travel books - but with added drama and adventure

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October 2012

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Author John Meyer writes fictional travel memoirs—unique adventure stories that combine fun facts of history with present-day drama and humor. Always revolving around a fictitious love story and always based on his own thrilling journeys.

After he was robbed in Rome and then found his faith in humanity restored at the Palio festival in Siena, he was inspired to write "Bullets, Butterflies, and Italy." After he ran with the bulls in Pamplona and then came to the rescue of an injured fan at the Blur reunion concert in Hyde Park, he was encouraged to write "Bulls, Bands, and London."

And after walking across Spain with hundreds of pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago, he is proud to announce the fall release of his third exciting adventure, "S
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John Meyer I have a list for everything but not a "summer reading list." However, standing by on my nightstand is Anthony Berkeley's "Trial and Error," Don…moreI have a list for everything but not a "summer reading list." However, standing by on my nightstand is Anthony Berkeley's "Trial and Error," Don DeLillo's "Underworld" (which remains daunting at 800+ pages), Rohinton Mistry's "A Fine Balance," and John Updike's "Couples." It might be fall before I get to all of these...(less)
John Meyer Nick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man." He's a detective; she's a socialite. They are both smart, funny, adore each other, tease…moreNick and Nora Charles from Dashiell Hammett's "The Thin Man." He's a detective; she's a socialite. They are both smart, funny, adore each other, tease each other, and are not afraid to knock back a few drinks together while they solve a crime. What's not to love?(less)
Average rating: 4.2 · 30 ratings · 14 reviews · 3 distinct works
Bullets, Butterflies, And I...

3.64 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Bulls, Bands, and London

4.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Shadows, Shells, and Spain

4.38 avg rating — 13 ratings5 editions
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A Time of Gifts by Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Despite the great reviews on Goodreads and the frequency of the word, "masterpiece," written on its back cover... I couldn't enjoy this book. Part of the problem was that it's the story of a journey of a young man written by a middle-aged man. Fermor ...more
John Meyer made a comment in the group Camino de SantiagoIntroduce yourself! topic
" Hi Hayley,
After walking the Camino in 2014, I wrote, "Shadows, Shells, and Spain." It's a Camino book with a twist. It still has historical anecdotes
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Leonardo and the Last Supper by Ross King
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The story and background surrounding the painting of Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is a fascinating subject for any history book. And King definitely knows his history. However, some chapters were naturally much more interesting than others. One ch ...more
" Kelli wrote: "Hi Everyone - My secret goal in life is to amass the world's largest travel lit personal library, and I've found a few new titles just r ...more "
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John Meyer made a comment in the group Camino de Santiagonew Camino book topic
" Jane wrote: "What a story! Glad you are here to tell us about it."

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" Hi Elaine,

I ditto the earlier question from February. Are you still looking for Camino books to review?
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The Berlin Stories by Christopher Isherwood
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Wanted to like it a lot more. Passive narrator who merely observes other more interesting characters. While the rise of the Nazis colors the episodic stories, the author is quite far removed from their raging threat. The character of Sally Bowles is ...more
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Augustine of Hippo
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
St. Augustine

Mark Twain
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad / Roughing It

Thornton Wilder
“Only it seems to me that once in your life before you die you ought to see a country where they don't talk in English and don't even want to.”
Thornton Wilder, Our Town

105253 Camino de Santiago — 70 members — last activity May 30, 2019 09:34PM
A group for those who have walked the Camino, who intend walking the Camino - or are interested in reading about the journey along the ancient pilgrim ...more
1281 Travel Literature Makes My Heart Beat Faster.. — 1085 members — last activity Jun 15, 2019 10:23PM
Do you adore a good piece of travel literature/travelogue? Than this is the group for you!



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