Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

Was this guy an evil proto-colonialist, or was he rather a sort of likeable dreamer?

This might very well be one of the most interesting books I have ever read. In August 1492, Christopher Columbus sets sail in Spain, aiming at..

Hans-Peter Kerkeling

Hans-Peter Kerkeling

Is there any such thing as a TV person who turned into a good travel writer?

Hans-Peter Kerkeling, German comedian, actor and presenter, finds himself in some sort of personal crisis. He thus decides to walk the Camino. Even though this doesn’t mean he has to walk every bit of the way..

Tim Moore

Tim Moore

If this was a good writer with a good story, then why did the editors not polish it a bit?

This book is both funny and truthful. TM doesn’t miss a chance to crack a joke, and he often finds the right words. In fact, I liked the following observation so much that I even..

Laurie Lee

Laurie Lee

Even if the words are beautiful, aren’t less words sometimes better?

Laurie Lee is a young man of just over twenty, when he steps out of his door and decides to walk to London. He then stays there for a year, works in construction and..

Gregor Sieböck

Gregor Sieböck

What’s wrong with Bono, and why do I think you should use this book to smash bugs?

Gregor Sieböck is a young idealist from Austria who walks around the world to promote environmentalism. He sets out in Austria in 2003 and makes his way to the southern tip of Portugal. (Throw in a Camino there.) Then he does..

Xiao Peng

Xiao Peng

If this guy writes so well and goes to so many cool places, then just why is this book he wrote so bad?

Xiao Peng is a young Chinese white-collar worker who decides that he wants to see the world. He first travels around China, then ends up as an exchange student in the Netherlands. From there, he sets out to..

Shirley MacLaine

Shirley MacLaine

Is this a decent book that has been ruined by esotericism, or was it bad all along?

Shirley MacLaine, successful actress in her sixties, walks through Northern Spain. Over the course of 30 days, she adds blisters to her feet, talks to people on the road, makes friends with other pilgrims and eventually gets into a chase with the media, causing her to walk the last bit..

Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho

Is this the worst travel book that you could imagine, or is it just the worst travel book ever created?

How do you rate something that sucks one hundred percent? Oh yeah, you give it a..