Good book..hard reading, but written like a Conrad novel.
The author should have stopped there and produced a mediocre book, not continued writing and ending up with what is really an exceptionally poor and voluminous volume.
Mr. O'Hanlon brings a most exotic part of it alive for us, and he then ventures with us into the unexplored territories of our hearts.
Not for the faint of heart, but brilliant. I think the best travel, and best travel writing, starts with a random errand--in this case confirming reports of a modern dinosaur--and... Read morePublished 25 days ago by Live Clean
One of my favorite writers and surely one of my major heroes. I can't begin to do justice to his verve, insanity and boldness as a naturalist and his brilliant hair-raising books... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJ Langstaff
A long and detailed journey through which the author himself is taken far beyond the norms of Western existence. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mopz
Good book..hard reading, but written like a Conrad novel. The revolting living conditions in the Congo are freely discussed-one reason why I'd rather read a book like this, and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Eugene G. Kelly
First of all, I should say that the 'No Mercy' part of the title is a later addition; the original book was simply called 'Congo Journey'. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Two Tone
This is a erudite, funny and wise travel book. Redmond O'Hanlon travels into the heart of the Congo on an expedition that lasts for months and is full of challenges, mishaps and... Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by J. I. Uitto
No Mercy, A Journey Into the Heart of the Congo by Redmond OHanlon is a modern day journey into the heart of darkness. Read morePublished on June 22, 2011 by booknblueslady
I read a lot of travel writing & this is not my 1st O'Hanlon. But boy, did this book seem to take forever to read, and I'm the sort who can burn through several books a week. Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by Rabid Reader
An overlong orgy of boring and repetitive drivel. A book that gets nowhere and takes far too many pages to get there. Read morePublished on March 6, 2011 by D. H. Du Plessis