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Forever the Road

(Rucksack Universe)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  47 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Travel. Destiny. Beer.

The world's greatest traveler never thought he'd be staying put.

Jay had planned to move on after marking Agamuskara, India, off his list of places to see. Then two strange men steal his passport, and the long-roaming loner stays in Agamuskara to find it. After years of globetrotting with no companion but his trusty big backpack, Jay befriends the stou
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Published September 8th 2014 by Rucksack Press
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Tony Parsons
Aug 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jay (narrator, globetrotter) loved to travel. Packing his passport & luggage & leaving Idaho (USA) he was headed for Nepal, India.
After catching a ride in a rickety truck, then later a rickshaw taxi. He finally ended up at the Mt. Everest Base Camp pub & hostel.
Who are Mim & Pim?

Faddah Rucksack (salesman, world traveler, regular patron) started up a conversation with Jay.
The establishment had quite the selection of micro-brews.
Several trips to the bar & Jay meets the lovely Jade Agamuskara B
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After a short story and a novella, we finally reach a full length novel in the Rucksack Universe, to which the others merely seem like prologues. This story has a bit more depth but really requires the universe (and character) introduction from the earlier novellas. It's a wonderful fantasy tale in an interesting version of Earth, but I felt it was lacking the twists and turns of a truly spectacular tale - once the main plot is established and the "end-of-the-world pending apocalypse" threat are ...more
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The third installment in the Rucksack Universe pulls you in fast and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the story. Just when you think you have it all figured out there is a twist that keeps you guessing. The story continues the story of Jay, our traveler from Home Sweet Road, as he meets Faddah Rucksack and Jade Agamuskara Bluegold in India. The lives of these three individuals become intermingled as they journey down the road to their destiny. Which road will they choose? Whose side ...more
Amanda Nelson
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely my favorite book by this author (so far, of course). It was exciting and funny and moved along really well. I ended up reading it in two sessions because it was just THAT engrossing. I loved the characters and setting. I actually pictured the action in my head as sort of an anime style as I was reading, which has never happened to me before. I will be recommending this book and probably even buy some for presents, thereby happily forcing this book on others, because I think th ...more
Sep 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read an advance copy of this book and I'm totally biased about how I enjoy them because the author is a friend of mine. That said, I find Anthony's writing compelling and the third installment of the Rucksack Universe built well on the two earlier titles. In fact, I'm pretty sure this one is my favorite so far.

Date read is approximate, because this year has totally blurred together and I don't really remember.
Philippe Lazaro
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"You don’t have to hate this. What is amazing about life is it adapts. If you are alive, then you can adapt too. The world finds a place for all things The violent and the peaceful coexist. You could be part of this too."

—Anthony St. Clair

I met Anthony St. Clair at an author’s lunch here in Eugene and it turned out we had a lot of common interests. Writing was just one of them. So was travel, cooking, and beer tasting. He gave a lot of great tips for the business side of writing and was an all a
Lois Donaghy
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is definitely my favorite of Anthony's books so far. His characters really come to life in this installment. The book was exciting and filled with humor. A real page turner for me. Anthony's descriptions of people and places really bring the reader into the fabric of his stories. I eagerly await our next foray into the travels of Rucksack, Jade and, dare I say, Jay. ...more
Oct 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-readers
I won this book some time ago in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway, but have only just got around to reading it.

This was a total change to the usual genres that I read, which I did wonder whether I would enjoy. Glad to say that this was well worth the read and I do hope to read more by this author. I seldom write what a book is about for fear of spoiling for others, but I do recommend.
Feb 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gods and mountains, good versus evil -- but all brought to a human scale by a group of compelling characters: a mysterious bartender, a traveler who inspires legends, a lost boy . . . .

Interwoven with previous Rucksack Universe books -- I recommend reading in order of publication.
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed This! Stumbled on it at my library and couldn’t put it down. It’s like a great campfire tale and you have to know what will happen next. Like the language and phraseology which is always enjoyable to find. Glad you don’t have to read the series in order but definitely will search out the rest of the books. Want to see where the characters will lead. Have already shared with friends.
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Anthony St. Clair creates compelling fiction and non-fiction for a curious world full of everyday discoveries, endeavors, and surprises. Since 2000 Anthony has worked in online content, and he has been a full-time independent writer since 2011. He is the author of the ongoing Rucksack Universe series; covers craft beer, food, business, entrepreneurship, and more for various publications; and is a ...more

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