Canada

Henry Rollins - "Get In The Van"
Canada

Henry Rollins

Is this book going to be any good for you even if you’re not a fan of hardcore punk?

it’s 1980, and a young punk enthusiast called Henry Lawrence Garfield from DC gives himself a new last name, thus becoming Henry Rollins. When his favorite band Black Flag asks him to become their new lead singer, he accepts…

Nicole Roetheli's - "Nicole's Diary: Running the World... Losing Our Marbles"
Allgemein

Nicole Roetheli

Is this in any way comparable to the works of Ella Maillart?

remember Serge Roetheli, the guy who fabulously ran around the world and wrote a book about it? Well, Nicole Roetheli is his wife, and she kept him company on her motorcycle during the trip. This is the book she wrote, which is supposed to tell the story from her perspective. Obviously, we are reminded of Ella Maillart and Peter Fleming, both of whom were very good writers…

Serge Roetheli's - "The 25,000 Mile Love Story"
Argentinia

Serge Roetheli

How can a book about a man running around the whole world be so… bad?

we’re in 1997, and Swiss Athlete Serge Roetheli has just returned from running all the way from South America to Alaska. He was accompanied by his wife on a motorcycle, and now that this “American Challenge” is now behind them, they decide to embark on a world tour…

Xiao Peng's "Ten Years Of Backpacking"
Austria

Xiaopeng

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

in the early 2000s, Xiaopeng is a young Chinese white-collar worker who decides to see the world. He travels around China, then ends up as an exchange student in the Netherlands. From there, he sets out to do the Grand Tour of Europe…

Karl Bushby's "Giant Steps"
Alaska

Karl Bushby

Not just a tough cookie.

In the late 1990s, Karl Bushby, a former paratrooper from Britain, sets out to do something extraordinary…

Michael Wigge's "To The End Of The World, Without Any Money"
Antarctica

Michael Wigge

Trivial fun.

In the mid-2000s, Michael Wigge, a young German TV-host, wants to go to Antarctica without spending any money…

Jon Krakauer's "Into The Wild"
Alaska

Jon Krakauer

Has Krakauer successfully captured the spirit of youth, or is he all about romanticizing a selfish child?

This isn’t about Jon Krakauer’s own travels. Instead he writes about a traveler by the name of Christopher McCandless, a young man who ventured out into the wilderness of Alaska in the spring of 1992, stayed there by himself for four months, and eventually died due to…