I was very disappointed with this book. Rather than a 33 year old man seeking himself, I found a naïve, clueless debutant. Read morePublished 6 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 10 months ago by Georgiana A.
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 11 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 21 months ago 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
This book is quite an interesting adventure.
The majority of the setting takes place in the African country of Zaire..now the Democratic Republic of the Congo ... Read more