Author: Gregor Sieböck
Title: Der Weltenwanderer [Wanderer Of Worlds] Time: 2003-2008
Destination: Europe, the Americas, Japan, New Zealand
Length: 5 years
[Note: there doesn’t seem to be an English edition of this one yet. Please forgive me for making up a bogus English title.]
The story: GS 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 South America and the West Coast of the United States. Then Japan. Then New Zealand. All of this on foot.
great feat nice guy
And I didn’t like the book. Please don’t get me wrong: I thought the feat was great. The cause was more than just. And the guy sounds like a very charming fellow. But what I didn’t like was the whole tone of the book. Ecology here, ecology there. …I hate it when I feel like I am being preached to. I actually thought it was a lot worse here then it was with Andreas Altmann.
Gregor Sieböck’s bad book
I was going to give this one a 4 out of 10 first. But THEN I found out what was ultimately wrong with it: GS tells us that he likes to listen to U2 while he is on the road. Isn’t that fucking disgusting? When I was done reading this I didn’t know how to help myself, so I put the book on my windowsill and I used it to smash wasps. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14. Fourteen wasps. You can actually see in the picture where the cover is a bit stained from an insect corpse. That was a wasp. I thought that was the only way to deal with this: use evil to kill evil.
Bono sucks. 3/10