The Author refers to himself as “… a pretty ordinary bloke…” when he started out on his adventure, but I beg to differ — this is no ordinary man and no ordinary journey!
While the vivid photos included in the book visually illustrate the exotic locales, it is the author’s words that really bring the trip to life for the reader.
Whether it is bringing to life the beauty of the landscape, the people they meet, the endless dicey border crossings, how they get to where they are going and where they stay when they get there-it is all told in Sam’s richly descriptive style.
This is a great story which reads with the ease of a novel.
Distant Suns has it all: love, good guys, bad guys, beauty, danger, history, geography and last but not least-bikes! Distant Suns is a fast, easy and thoroughly enjoyable read.
Review Date: January 2009
wBW “Flaming Helmet” Rating:
4=Must Have. 3=Should Have. 2=Take it or leave it. 1=Fugeddaboudit.