Ben West's The Red Rucksack is one of those rare travel books that combine good writing with a real sense of being right there; slap in the centre of the many dangerous, exotic, quirky locations where Ben finds himself. Ben has a natural talent to entertain readers with his raw honesty, engaging descriptions and laugh-out-loud dialogue. Practically every page is peppered with Aussie humour.
The Red Rucksack will take you on a wild ride of self discovery as Ben ditches his former safe and secure life and climbs, treks, para-glides and explores with wild abandon in his quest to find his true self.
If you like to read well-written personal travel adventures about life off the beaten track, then this page-turner is your next must-read." - John Harman, Author, Novelist & Scriptwriter