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Kiwi Tracks: New Zealand Journey von Andrew Stevenson
Kiwi Tracks: New Zealand Journey von Andrew Stevenson
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1.0 von 5 Sternen Having the blues in NZ..., 28. Februar 2007
There are very few books that I haven't finished. I'm halfway through Andrew Stevenson's "Kiwi Tracks" and I'm wondering, if I can stand it any longer...

Stevenson writes about his experiences in NZ. So far so good. After he's split up with his girl friend, he packs his things and heads for the island of the long white cloud for four months of hiking. There he travels on his own, hasn't (as far as I have read the novel) any kind of social contacts, is constantly being depressive and ironically is offended by the mass tourism that destroys kiwi wild life, of which he is actually a part.

His abilities as a writer and sense of humour can't make up for the poor plot… Mehr dazu
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft (Wsp Enriched&hellip von Thor Heyerdahl
Although Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific over fifty years ago, his adventures teach us more about men's borders and our possibilities than any computer-games could do. Heyerdahl transferred an ancient journey into modern times and by that fascinated many people, because the things he was writing, were really true.
This is no fiction, this a piece of literature which tells us a real history, therefore a thrilling history. I wasn't able to stop reading Kon-Tiki, and so will everybody, who's interested in ancient history, animals of the pacific, other cultures and finally adventures, off course.