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Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by nottlob on 10 March 2003 1:18am
 
I loved "Hemingway Adventure"! I finished it the day I got it from the library! The pictures were beautiful! I loved how Michael followed the footsteps of Hemingway and discovered all the beautiful places in Europe! I really want to watch the series!
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by sleepydumpling on 10 March 2003 5:20am
 
The series is gorgeous. Beautifully shot (Hemingway actually had excellent taste in travel destinations!), Michael manages to capture the essence of the places and the feel of Hemingway's time there so well.

Worth hitting the video store or library for if you can't buy one.

Cheers
Kath
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by Rusted on 11 March 2003 7:46am
 
I hear ya, Kath.

:O)

~Mary (saving for the trip to California, the car, the college funds and the hypothetical apartment and unable to buy Michael...or...erm...buy any of Michael PROGRAMS...yes...)

 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by Helen on 11 March 2003 2:48pm
 
Judy---
Yes, "hit" the library,... :)
HA is a lovely series. A treasure.
Enjoy!
Helen
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by svenster on 11 March 2003 3:13pm
 
If you love Mr P's travels, you'll love Brysons too. Try reading 'Notes from a big country' or 'A walk in the woods' they are hilarious, it was reading and watching Michaels travels that got me onto Bill Bryson, equally funny and informative! I'm quite sure Michael would agree.
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by eroomnala on 13 March 2003 5:45am
 
For some very funny Pythonite type novels that are quite a good read but have nothing to do with travel (at least not normal travel) try Jasper Fforde's two books
The Eyre Affair and
Lost in a Good Book
To get some idea of what they're like go to this website
http://www.thursdaynext.com/
PS if you love books and literature they're a great read too.
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by RaRa on 13 December 2004 2:16am
 
Highly recommended for those who love the American wild west and wilderness is 'St Agnes' Stand' and/or 'The Last Ride' by Thomas Eidson.

Also for those interested in Aborigina culture, the much debated book by Marlo Morgan called 'Mutant Message Down Under'.
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by intrepid on 13 December 2004 1:15pm
 
"Thomas Eidson"? Didn't he invent the lightblub and phonogarph?
 
Re: The Book That I Couldnt Put Down.. by Wild in Africa on 13 December 2004 2:16pm
 
If you're looking for some great travel writing try anything by Dervla Murphy (e.g. In Ethiopia with a Mule, the Ukimwi Road) , Michael Asher's various sagas of desert travel (In Search of the forty days road, The Impossible Journey), Wilfred Thesiger for some classic travels in Arabia and elsewhere (Arabian sands, The life of my choice), Peter Mattheison for travel and Zen combined (The Snow leopard, The Tree where man was born) and for some gung ho edge of the seat heroics, Robert Young Pelton's stuff (The World's most dangerous places, Come back alive et al)
And happy reading.
 
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