Rosie’s #BookReview Team #RBRT Speed Bump Himalayas by @mark_mgiblin #Travel #Memoir

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Today’s team review is from Noelle, she blogs here http://saylingaway.wordpress.com

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Noelle has been reading Speed Bump Himalayas by Mark Giblin

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The reader knows there will be some fun in this book from the introduction by Sean Lock, a well-known British comedian who just happened to share a part of this travel adventure with the author. However, this is definitely not your average travelogue: it is gritty and horrifying for much of the time.

I will admit I was not entertained – except by the humor – for the first third or so of the book, which was basically the wanderings of a 20- something young man and his friends on a drug-infused trip through India and Nepal in the late 1980s. However, I was drawn in to Giblin’s gruesome story of survival, trekking out of the Himalayas, and his equally disturbing and unpredicted recovery from the undiagnosed illness that…

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