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Backpacking with Brian

2.22  ·  Rating details ·  9 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
This is a salutary tale of the 'adventures' of a pair of extremely innocent backpackers (one a debutante in this form of vacational masochism) as they embark on two, climatically very different, trips on the near continent. Seeking shelter each night sometimes in their tiny tent and at other times in accommodation of a very dubious kind (the names of these establishments h ...more
Paperback, 332 pages
Published January 5th 2009 by Authorhouse (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mar 14, 2013 rated it did not like it
This book was very annoying. It follows a teacher who decides to go backpacking around Europe with his friend Brian (as the title suggests) when they were both really old enough to know better. Match their travel incompetence with his excessive use of ""marks to denote apparently amusing phrases and you have a recipe for literary disaster.

Some of the descriptions of the places they visited were sufficiently inspiring to make me want to go there but otherwise it was extremely irritating and not v
Apr 03, 2012 rated it liked it
In some ways I enjoyed this, Bryn and Brian had a number of interesting adventures on their travels, and I've also been to a number of places mentioned in here, so it was good to see them from a different point of view (never been robbed though). But they were just so under prepared for travelling, they seemed to spend half their time looking for accommodation. I also write a travel blog and I couldn't help comparing our writing styles.
Apr 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
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I "couldn't stand" all those "inverted commas".
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