Here are the first two reviews. There’s a queue of more reviews to share, and I will get to those in the upcoming weeks.
The first review is from Craig via email. He writes:
Just got finished with the book, and I’ve got to tell ya, I found myself laughing out loud at over a dozen times during the story. You did a great job summarizing your six-month (South American ordeal) with enough detail and conversational fragments to keep the pace moving along, but without the sensation of losing too much depth.
Without a doubt, I’ve never read something that made me want to go and take a shit right then and there, just to nod in approval of its firmness.
I’m very pleased to see this sentence in the book–so much so that I made a note to myself tell you as much: “If travelers are more independent than the average person then they must also be the least empathetic.”
At some point I decided I liked that idea (remembering good lines, that is), and made a small collection of my favorites, most of which certainly made me chuckle out loud:
Six spoiler quotes removed!
It’s wonderful to see a story that isn’t all happy and rose-colored — certainly more realistic (and more in line with what people should actually be reading before traveling to keep their expectations in check).
It’s impressive that, despite all the anguish, you’ve managed to once again find yourself in South America. I’m assuming the investment in the language certainly played a part in that thought process. I certainly hope you’re eating some natural yogurt this time around, to keep the good bacteria counts in your belly topped off (to keep the bad stuff at bay). A small, regular serving of sugarless yogurt is the cornerstone for good health abroad…
Thanks again for the fun read.
In February I put up a three-part interview with Craig where he shared a lot of his travel tips.
The second review is from Alpha Dominance:
In addition to the knowledge Roosh shares, the story itself is well written and entertaining. It highlights the experience of South American travel, from the hardships of food-born illness, the hardships and hazards of traveling thousands of miles by rickety bus to the camaraderie of hostel living and the difficulty of getting a genuine cultural experience off the beaten path of the lonely planet travel guide. It’s an enthralling read but an accessible one, not requiring a doctorate in literature to enjoy.
I recommend checking out “A Dead Bat in Paraguay,” you won’t be disappointed.
You can read his entire post here.
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