I'm over the moon with this latest review of Gone Riding. If I think back to what I hoped people would say when they read it I couldn't have wished for more than this.
"What I loved most about this book was how it made me feel - that
adventures can be had by ordinary people, and that the world is a
wonderfully enticing place with interesting people to meet and fantastic
places to visit. And that you don't have to be superhuman to get out
into it (as another reviewer said) but anyone can do what Dom did and
give up their jobs and just do it!
I'm also not particularly into
motorbikes but you really don't have to be - the bike is an integral
part of the journey of course but Dom *really* isn't a bike geek! I had
to read it quite slowly and dip in and out so I felt that I was doing
the journey justice, rather than just whizzing through it. The author is
clearly an intelligent, perceptive and decent person, so the book is
filled with interesting snippets of history and geography and life
Recommended for all you armchair travellers and
those who want to do it for real! As Dom says, the question isn't
'why?' but 'why not?'"