Michael Percy's Reviews > The Faber Book of Exploration

The Faber Book of Exploration by Benedict Allen
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it
bookshelves: reviewed

This is certainly a tome. The text is very small, with introduction to each piece is written in even smaller font, with the notes in the smallest font I can read without a magnifying glass and my glasses. The book is about 3 inches thick, too, so getting through all 800 pages was no mean feat. This is an anthology of great texts, and for someone who is interested in, but not enthralled by, travel literature, the book is ideal. The "anthologer" is an ardent cultural "immerser" - a technique I enjoy - and an adventurer, so the anthology is put together rather well. Thoroughly enjoyable, and I am considerably more knowledgeable about far-off places and the extremes of geography.
1 like · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Faber Book of Exploration.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

February 22, 2013 – Started Reading
February 22, 2013 – Shelved
May 22, 2015 – Shelved as: reviewed
May 23, 2015 – Finished Reading

No comments have been added yet.