- Paperback: 356 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (January 13, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 154253450X
- ISBN-13: 978-1542534505
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,056,889 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Born in Hastings, New Zealand, Mary Jane Walker is a writer of lively and well-informed travel memoirs that come with an autobiographical flavour. Mary Jane first experienced serious world travel as part of the crew on a Chinese junk named La Dame de Canton, which was being sailed from Guangzhou to Paris. She has published six travel memoirs so far, and three more are forthcoming.
7 customer reviews
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Walker records a rambling memoir filled with fascinating tidbits of information of the many cities she passed through, collecting bits and pieces to store away. While she learns about the history of each place, she absorbs the "feel," the political climate, and the people as well as the place become part of her. The stories and experiences shape her life, guiding her to the next fork in her personal road. Walker lives the life many dream of, and while she stockpiles experiences from pit stop along the way, i think she leaves each locale a little richer for knowing her, the time spent there mutually satisfying for both the location and herself.
MaryJane Walker's adventures are numerous, and the reader has to admire her willingness to throw herself into exciting situation after exciting situation and try all different kinds of travel adventures. The writing is simple and clear; this is basically an account of what she's done with her life instead of working an "ordinary" job. There are also snippets of historical and geographical background, and the author's opinions on various domestic and world affairs.
In fact, as an American reader what I found most interesting was MaryJane's view on the US. American readers don't often get outsider opinions on our country, and so it was fascinating to see her view of America as a militaristic nuclear superpower--and how charming she found the US once she arrived and started traveling around it.
"A Maverick Traveller" is a light, quick read that many an armchair traveler will probably enjoy.
I read this book via Kindle Unlimited and reviewed it at the author's request. All opinions are my own
There was great energy and adventure in this book with a lot of interesting information about the character traveling from city to city. However I did find it a bit Tedious and boring and hard to get through.