I was lucky enough to meet Tom on his travels – for a morning. So I was keen to read his book. It is an amazing first book – easy to read and very entertaining.
Tom avoided the day by day itinerary and instead each chapter focused on a different aspect of himself or the trip (eg self-doubt, wildlife, cities). This made the book more interesting for me.
The story is inspirational and funny. If you read on the bus, expect a few odd looks as there are some laugh out loud moments.
I did not expect to be inspired, as I am a cynical old bas****, and Toms achievement of riding around the world is beyond my event horizon. But his writing style and his honest reflection of the emotional and physical difficulties he encountered have inspired me.
This book is well worth reading – 10/10.