John's Reviews > First Pass Under Heaven: One man's 4000-kilometre trek along the Great Wall of China

First Pass Under Heaven by Nathan Hoturoa Gray
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Aug 19, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: travel
Read in January, 2008

I managed to finish the book, but never really got any traction. Likeable author with good writing skills; original travel group quickly showed itself as highly disfunctional. A series of sub-journeys, with different partner(s) or alone, made at different times after R & R in Beijing or New Zealand. Interesting observations on China and the Chinese often overshadowed by the members' "issues" or the regular (fear of and real) harrassment by local police.

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