[New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely


  • Hardcover
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  • The Wonder Trail
  • Steve Hely
  • en
  • 05 July 2019
  • 9780525955016

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Free read The Wonder Trail Free read æ The Wonder Trail ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely O the jagged and wind worn land of Patagonia at the very end of the Western Hemisphere Steve's plan was to discover the weird wonderful and absurd in Central and South America to seek and find the incredible delightful people and experiences that came his way And the book that resulted is just as fun A blend of travel writing history and comic memoir The Wonder Trail will inspire inform and delight. If you go looking for horrible things to seeyou can find them I m not a journalist I decline to take that on as my job I m an entertainment writer weekend library historian and amateur explorer My job s to discover wonderful things I love this book I love this writer Both intelligent AND hilarious I sometimes feel like travel writing is over and done with that there is little else to say about a place or describing it will never be as good as being there But this book makes me rethink all that He makes me laugh out loud His anecdotes are relatable His descriptions make me want to BE there even when it s scary drug cartel riddled Mexico Or make me want to find the best chocolate churros on the streets of Toronto as the next best thing Now THATs powerful writing So sad to see it end If I ever wrote a travel book I could only hope that it be as brilliant as this one

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The Wonder Trail

Free read The Wonder Trail Free read æ The Wonder Trail ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely Steve Hely writer for The Office and American Dad and recipient of the Thurber Prize for American Humor presents a travel book about his journey through Central and South America Part travel book part pop history part comic memoir Hely's writing will make readers want to reach for their backpack and hiking boots The Wonder Trail is the story of Steve's trip from Los Angeles to the bottom of South A. I am a little divided about how to feel about this book Parts of it are uite funny in a self ironic Bill Bryson kind of way while other parts are tremendously boring especially when Steve Hely sets out to recount the history of whatever region or city he has landed in Some of them work out okay but the worst are when he also wants to show off his research of the main literary about that particular time or place making those parts seem like a bibliographical review in the most academic and boring sense of that type of literatureI laughed out laugh on several occasions and those parts of the book flew by with supersonic speed perhaps also because Hely s chapters are super short many just one full page or lessAt other times my thoughts started to wander and I had to force my eyes over the pages to get on with itSteve Hely never reaches the level of Bill Bryson unless when Bryson is a little boring as in his Shakespeare The World as Stage book so if you are into funny travel accounts look up Bryson s books on whatever geographical area that interests you to my knowledge he hasn t written about South America so if you want to read about that region you re stuck with HelyAn advance reading copy of this book was generously provided by the First to Read program

Free read The Wonder Trail

Free read The Wonder Trail Free read æ The Wonder Trail ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely Merica presented in 102 short chapters  The trip was ambitious Steve traveled through Mexico City ancient Mayan ruins the jungles and coffee plantations and remote beaches of Central America across the Panama Canal by sea to Colombia to the wild Easter celebration of Popayán to the rainforest the Inca sites of Cuzco and Machu Picchu to the Galápagos Islands the Atacama Desert of Chile and down t. This book was excellent in parts and lousy in others I listen for enjoyment while driving and I found some parts captivating and other parts were down right boring It also felt a bit scatterbrained I wasn t sure in some cases how we went from one place to the next like we were just jumping through an abridged version of a longer story Hely comes off a bit egotistical in a Bill Bryson kind of way but also a bit funny in a not so Bill Bryson kind of way I can t decide if I would like him or hate him if I met him I have only listened to a few books on South America and of those this is definitely fun to listen to than Bolivar but not as good as River of Doubt


10 thoughts on “[New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

  1. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Steve Hely's THE WONDER TRAIL is like taking a road trip with your older brother assuming your older brother is anything like my older brother

  2. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely I am a little divided about how to feel about this book Parts of it are uite funny in a self ironic Bill Bryson kind of way while other parts are tremendously boring especially when Steve Hely sets out to recount

  3. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely The Wonder Trail True Stories from Los Angeles to the End of the World follows Steve Hely from his home in Los Angeles to the southernmost city

  4. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Pour Yourself an After Dinner Drink and Settle InI was drawn to this book because I very much enjoyed Steve Hely's How I Became A Famous Novelist the tongue in cheek tale of how a callow youngster sets out to write a best seller I figured that the same cheerful sneakily edgy perceptive approach would be an excellent fit for an improvisational travel memoir I was right This book isn't and doesn't appear to be

  5. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Steve Hely ↠ 8 characters While the author wrote like a young person writes on social media I really enjoyed his candidness and experiences He visited many places I am interested in visiting although I would never do the Inca Trail by bus oops spoiler so I loved to read

  6. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely This book was excellent in parts and lousy in others I listen for enjoyment while driving and I found some parts captivating and other parts were down right boring It also felt a bit scatterbrained I wasn't sure in some cases how we went from one place to the next like we were just jumping through an abridged version of a longer story Hely comes off a bit egotistical in a Bill Bryson kind of way but also a bit

  7. says: [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Steve Hely ↠ 8 characters A funny smart book by a funny smart guy who travels from LA all the way South like to the end of the continent not like Orange County There’s of course some interesting travel tidbits but mostly it’s just his particular story of traveling around some pretty cool places and talking to people Makes me hella miss LA tho and wann

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    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely “If you go looking for horrible things to seeyou can find them I’m not a journalist I decline to take that on as my job I’m an entertain

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    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Steve Hely ↠ 8 characters Free read The Wonder Trail Epitome of a light hearted perfect for flights book Abrupt ending I wanted a little I enjoyed the brief histories interwoven with his experiences 📚📚📚

  10. says: characters õ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ↠ Steve Hely Steve Hely ↠ 8 characters [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely

    [New] (The Wonder Trail) by Steve Hely Not as engrossing as his other book but still a fun travelogue

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