Crazy River by Richard Grant

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Grimly entertaining but mostly just grim, it's enough to make armchair travellers lay their heads on their antimacassars with heartfelt gratitude.
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No-one travels like the renowned writer-adventurer Richard Grant and, really, no-one should. Having narrowly escaped death at the hands of Mexican drug barons in Bandit Roads, he now plunges with his trademark recklessness and curiosity into Africa. Setting out to make the first descent of a previously unexplored river in Tanzania, he gets waylaid by thieves, whores and a degenerate former golf pro in Zanzibar, then crosses the Indian Ocean in a cargo dhow before the real adventure begins on the Malagarasi river. Travelling by raft, dodging bullets, hippos, lions and crocodiles, hacking through swamps and succumbing to fevers, Grant's gripping, illuminating and often hilarious book will thrill his devoted readers and bring him to an even broader audience.
 

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Richard Grant has written extensively for the GUARDIAN, ESQUIRE, GQ, the OBSERVER etc.
 
Published October 25, 2011 by Free Press. 354 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Travel, History, Action & Adventure.
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Reviewed by Victoria Segal on Feb 01 2013

Grimly entertaining but mostly just grim, it's enough to make armchair travellers lay their heads on their antimacassars with heartfelt gratitude.

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