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This is an auction for CONGO JOURNEY by Redmond O'Hanlon. reviews:

"Combining the acute observation of a 19th-century missionary, and the wit of a Monty Python player, Redmond O'Hanlon is famous for his adventurous travel. His new challenge is the Congo, the most dangerous and inhospitable jungle in the world."

"FIVE STARS!! Many of the reviews of this book talk of Redmond O'Hanlon as the funniest travel writer. This book then comes as a real surprise. This is not comedy but a vivid, at times disturbing and moving, account of life down the Congo river. O'Hanlon captures the beliefs, hardships and almost hopeless plight of the people as well as any book I have read. His descriptions of the wildlife and vegetation are alive and detailed as well, but for me it is the people that make this stand apart in travel literature."

"FIVE STARS! Redso gets serious. Not to say that the usual O'Hanlon comedy isn't present. The adventures are as funny as they ever were, and Marcellin, Nze and Manou are the most skillfully drawn and interesting characters Redso has yet presented. What makes this book serious is the manner in which the problems of the Republic of Congo are explored. The three characters named above are related, but very different in outlook. Each presents their own particular picture of Congo, and O'Hanlon extrapolates from this to the wider issues facing the nation as a whole. If this makes it sound boring, it ain't. Not at all. Still funny, still exciting, and most of all, as another reviewer has mentioned, very, very frightening. Buy it."

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Large format (trade) paperback 1996.

472 pages + photographs.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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