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1.0 out of 5 stars Grounded: Just as well., March 12, 2011
This review is from: Grounded: A Down to Earth Journey Around the World (Paperback)
Thank the Lord he doesn't fly, I wouldn't want this drip sitting next to me for a 5 hour flight, that's for sure. This is a tale about a guy and his gal who circumnavigate the earth without the benefit of air travel. In doing so, he writes of how horrible the trains are, (except Japan), how horrible the ships are and how horrible the buses are. He thinks his smarmy put-downs of all people everywhere are funny but his supercilious observations brand him as a common day whiner-baby. He is the quintessential "Ugly American". I read the entire book hoping he would change. He didn't change a bit. The book wasn't worth the $1 I paid for it in a thrift store and I suggest you save your money and time before reading this Luddite screed. Want to see this type of travelogue properly treated, read 'Roughing It' by Mark Twain. 1873 or anything by Tristan Jones.
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