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God's Middle Finger: Into the Lawless Heart of the Sierra Madre

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  • Posted September 11, 2011

    Capitvating Title

    This was my first intro to a travel guide & I give the author credit for being intriguing enough for me to want to read other books on travel. Most likely, however, I would not read another by him. The "sample" of this book and the introduction were the best parts of the book. In the middle I kept waiting to find out how he got into the situation protrayed in the introduction. The book really didn't build up to it & that experience turned out to be the most exciting thing that happened to him. At one point the author talked about being sick of the machismo of the men in the Sierra Madre. After as many references as he'd made, you are sick of it at that point too. Perhaps he could've condensed this book into a few chapters in a book with more exciting experiences. I wouldn't discount the book completely, however. I read it quickly, looking for an explanation for the beginning, but it was still a decent read.

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  • Posted February 9, 2009

    A different kind of trip

    The start hooked me in. The people were interesting. The history was educational. The current situation was enlightening. If the book were 75 pages shorter it would have been more enjoyable. Unfortunately it tended to return to the same core. There are drugs and narcos in the mountains, life is dangerous, despite the adversity life goes on. Perhaps the author had no choice, life in the Mexican mountains is as it is, and the sameness is only altered by the characters one met. But it seems that the ending of each tale became predictable. It was the sameness that hurt this work.

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