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Riveting, voyeuristic, insightful, fair and evenhanded look at the complex lives of those living among the Congo seen through the eyes of an expat American attempting to travel the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Matt Anthony
I was very disappointed with this book. Rather than a 33 year old man seeking himself, I found a naïve, clueless debutant. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Philip Compte
I had heard that some people ,on Amazon,were dismissive of Taylor and his trip. I read the book in about 3 days as well. Read morePublished 14 months ago by georgiana anderson
Here's the deal, Jeffrey Taylor is an absolutely fantastic descriptive writer. He utilizes a wide and eccentric vocabulary that really brings Zaire, and the people he encounters,... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Troy
This book was not what I expected nor as it is advertised as an adventure story about this man challenging the Congo and it s dangers. Read morePublished on October 9, 2013 by gene hines
I like this book because the writer relates his experience in an interesting yet matter-of-fact way without sounding pretentious. Read morePublished on March 28, 2013 by FreeBird80
I just finished reading this book and Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart, which deal with very similar journeys. Read morePublished on November 4, 2012 by N. Anderson
I read Facing the Congo several months ago, and finished it within three days, a rare thing for me, someone who sets a high bar for the style of what he reads. Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by T.P.
I looked up 'foolhardy' in the dictionary, and Jeffrey Tayler's picture was there for illustration. Even Tayler admits at the end, in a brief but moving epilogue, that his initial... Read morePublished on February 27, 2011 by Andy Orrock