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This was not one of those books. Instead of encouraging us to marvel at his heroism, the author invites us to experience what it's really like to undertake such an adventure - the constant worry of having enough food and water; the day-to-day agony of dealing with lice, sores and chafing; and issues of trust with those he's hired to accompany him A refreshing read.
Instead of encouraging us to marvel at his heroism, the author invites us to experience what it's really like to undertake such an adventure - the constant worry of having enough food and water; the day-to-day agony of dealing with lice, sores and chafing; and issues of trust with those he's hired to accompany him. In doing all of this, he exposes his vulnerability and highlights some of his character flaws.
I've never had an adventure approaching the scale of Moorhouse's, but have found myself in remote areas in a precarious position, missing my family and wondering "what the hell am I doing here? It would be nice for Moorhouse to have given it a try. Sep 14, DoctorM rated it really liked it. So, then.
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Let's ask ourselves: crossing the Sahara alone by camel to Timbuktu doable, but There's no sane answer, but then An insane project, but an engrossing travel book. Moorhouse at least did his research lessons in sextant-and-compass navigation, Arabic lessons at SOAS, even camel-riding lessons. And he wrote an account that's good enough to make me thrilled with the idea of a solo camel trek to Timbuktu while still letting me know that I don't eve So, then.
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And he wrote an account that's good enough to make me thrilled with the idea of a solo camel trek to Timbuktu while still letting me know that I don't ever need to do it in the flesh. May 31, Aileen rated it it was ok. What would entice a man to travel across the Sahara in the modern age well, the 70s was never explicitly explained.
The writing was fraught with bulky words, at once charming and ostentatious. However amusing the author's personality conflict with the main cohort was, it smacked of colonialism at its worst. Oct 27, Warner rated it liked it. Interesting read of Moorhouse enduring extreme hardship and loneliness during an impossible attempt to journey across the Sahara by camel.
An interesting insight into cultural differences and into what it truly feels like to be an outsider. Oct 03, Scott rated it it was ok.
The Fearful Void by Geoffrey Moorhouse, A Reading for Enjoyment Review by Bobby Matherne
Four months crossing half the Sahara on a camel, and all Moorhouse saw and heard was himself. Somehow, he managed to emerge from the experience with all his prejudices and preconceptions miraculously unscathed. Jul 17, Goose rated it liked it. Dec 18, Gerry rated it it was amazing. Jan 09, Derek Henderson rated it it was amazing.
An immersive experience. Brilliant armchair travelling with vicarious thrills from Moorhouse's mad adventure. Ryan Murdock rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Callee rated it liked it Sep 20, Noel Hourican rated it it was amazing Apr 02, Aengus rated it it was amazing Oct 12, D Andrews rated it liked it Jun 21, Rosalind Reisner rated it really liked it Dec 18, Lalit rated it really liked it Jun 02, John rated it really liked it Feb 08, Colin rated it really liked it Aug 27, James rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Ken Peters rated it it was amazing Nov 15, Howard rated it it was amazing Dec 09, Tony rated it it was amazing Oct 23, Gareth Williams rated it really liked it Dec 18, Vizara rated it it was amazing May 06, Tim rated it liked it Oct 25, Mark Ashworth rated it liked it Sep 20, Nandadevi rated it it was ok Oct 20, Barry rated it liked it Jan 05, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
About Geoffrey Moorhouse. Geoffrey Moorhouse. Litt, was an English journalist and author. He was born Geoffrey Heald in Bolton and took his stepfather's surname. He attended Bury Grammar School.
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He began writing as a journalist on the Bolton Evening News. At the age of 27, he joined the Manchester Guardian where he eventually became chief feature writer and combined writing book with journalism. Many of his books were largely based on his travels. He lived in a hill village in North Yorkshire. In an interview given at the University of Tuebingen in , he described his approach to his writing.
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All three of Moorhouse's marriages ended in divorce. He had two sons and two daughters, one of whom died of cancer in He died aged 77 of a stroke on 26 November and is survived by both sons and one daughter. Books by Geoffrey Moorhouse. Trivia About The Fearful Void.