Monday, 20 July 2009

My Thoughts: The Long Way Down by Charley Boorman and Ewan McGregor


Having previously read The Long Way Round where this pair motorbiked from the UK overland to New York I was egar to get this book as soon as it came out, and so I did. A christmas present back in 2007 yet I've only just read it (I haven't read any of the other books I recieved that year or any of the ones I recieved this year - despite wanting to read them all!).
In the Long Way Down the pair motorbike from Scotland, through Europe and then through Africa right o Cape town. The book is told from both of the men's perspectives, each talking about their experiences and emotions of both riding and the sights, history and people that they meet.
Having read this I'm now itching to get out and find out more about Africa, its somewhere I'd love to go and teach for a month or so (China and Canada are on my list too). Its good to read a book that highlights the problems but also presents a positive picture from those haunting images I remember of Ethiopia from my childhood.

Challenges:
Non-fiction 5
999 (tbr pile)

1 comment:

Scrap girl said...

I have both of these, as well as the DVDs which are the best. Though I didn't enjoy the Long Way Down dvd as much, but I think that is because I really didn't want Ewan's wife to go with them. It should have just been Charlie and Ewan!