Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Moods of Future Joys Paperback – November 1, 2007
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
Alastair Humphreys paints colorful pictures of the places he rides through and of the many people he meets and whose hospitality support his journey from place to place. If anything, this reader was left wanting to learn more about the people and places encountered by Humphreys. The book would have perhaps benefited by having more fleshed out "characters" and a bit more historical/geographical/ethno-cultural information about the regions he rode through, rather than so many references to other travel writers. Humphreys' self-awareness as an outsider looking in is thought provoking. He exposes the assumptions people make about each other based purely on their appearance or nationality.
Humphreys' prose is a bit uneven, alternating between insightful, well crafted sections and somewhat rough sections. Punctuation errors are distracting at times. As Humphreys admits, this self-published book is a bit rough and in need of some professional editing and photographs. I'd like to see the next edition of this book include lots of photographs and detailed maps, so the reader can follow the journey without having to constantly reach for the atlas.
This book's weaknesses may be, paradoxically, its greatest strength.Read more ›
Humphreys' writing is direct and personal, which makes the reader feel as if 'Al' had stayed at his house for a few days along his route. The reflections on the cultures and nations he encounters are challenging and thought-provoking, all with a wry humor, that at times results in out-loud laughter. The bits about The Questions were particularly appreciated.
Most of all, the book is a challenge to achievement. Though not all of us can take 4 years to cycle around the world, we can all set high personal goals, and bit by bit, achieve them.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Alistairs books get better. His first effort was decent when he wasn't describing how many times he was crying, in tears or about to cry. Good grief. Read morePublished 4 days ago by A. Huntz
Bought this book used a few years ago after a friend told me about the empty quarter documentary. I absolutely loved it and can't wait for another novel!Published 2 months ago by Jen D
A great book to inspire and memorize. It took me several pages to get into the flow of his writing style. But once I did, I was hooked. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I picked this up as I have recently "reintroduced" myself to bicycling at the age of 63. This is not only a first rate travelogue, but a story of achievement by a young man. Read morePublished 4 months ago by gmanpma
This journey is amazing. I plan to read the second part also.Published 11 months ago by Elizabeth Cox
A well written book about a great and inspiring adventure.
Not only does it tell the story about a man cycling around the world, it does so in an entertaining way and also... Read more