- File Size: 2555 KB
- Print Length: 358 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494241781
- Publication Date: December 29, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H1POOKO
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #842,791 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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It will take you a while to get into the cadence of the work. It is a daily diary, some days extremely monotonous, others documenting fascinating events. Just like life. Some entries are explicit in description of interesting places, others are a simple indication of having gone somewhere, visited a city, or taken a ferry. Personally, I’d have appreciated more description of these excursions. For example, the author mentions a visit to the Taj Mahal … a place that would merit a poetic description. But, this isn’t the intent of Fred’s Diary, it is not a novel … but simply a non-fiction journal of events. A most interesting part, for me at least, describes Fear's experiences following arrest and imprisonment for a drug bust in Thailand. The uncertainty, bribery temptation, surprising availability of drugs while in this prison, fairly liberal visitation permissions, etc., … are all educational. The story will bring forth some dèja vu regarding late 70s and early 80s technology, a fun walk down memory lane. For example, the Sony Walkman was a big thing, and there is no cell phone, and people still wrote letters - not emails.
No need to suspend any beliefs, this is a true story. Enjoyed.
The story is beautifully woven and unfolds slowly. Right in the beginning the protagonist gets into prison and then gets deported. The story starts building up from the freedom he experiences after this episode. The whole thing is handled beautifully and the book is a must read for anyone who has lived or been to India or the Far East in the 1980s or thereabouts.
I enjoyed the read a lot but did hope for some further insights to go along with the detail of his days and some of the actual conversations he had that were the most interesting. I think he's a brave guy for managing incarceration, job disappointments, girlfriend sagas (although I would have loved to know what all the arguments were about?) and how he transitioned to life back in Europe.