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The Lost Cyclist: The Epic Tale of an American Adventurer and His Mysterious Disappearance

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  • Posted April 9, 2010

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    Review of The Lost Cyclist

    I was mildly disappointed by this book. The story, in the summary, seemed like an incredible one and I couldn't wait to get started.

    The book is broken up into manageable parts each covering a country traveled. It's a fascinating story, once you actually dig through the somewhat dry text to get to it and I'm glad I pushed my way through the book, but.. yes, it was dry reading.

    I think one of my favorite parts of the book was in the beginning. Up until reading this book I'd never considered how different it would have been to ride bikes back in the late 1800's. My imagination was caught up in what it would have been like to travel across the countryside, pushing through bogs of mud, filthy and tired but enjoying the incredible scenery afforded by the trip. And then I started thinking of the stamina that such a trip would have taken and I was awed by it all.

    One thing I did learn in reading this book was that, when traveling through a place in upheaval (like Turkey) it's never a good idea to show off your coins.

    According to the summary I'd read, this was a story about Frank Lenz, the cyclist who disappeared and William Sachtleben, the man sent on his trail to find out what happened. The book was definitely skewed more toward Sachtleben and less toward Lenz, but that was fine - it just took me a bit by surprise since I was expecting more on Lenz.

    This book definitely proves that happy endings are not commonplace in real life stories that have tragedy involved. If you are into the history of the bicycle and historic events, then I recommend this novel. If you are looking for a satisfactory mystery in the form of a non-fiction novel I can't say I'd steer you toward this one.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2010

    eBook format is terrible

    This is a historical book filled with pictures and the ebook does not have a single image in it. I am not rating the book itself, which I'm sure will be wonderful. I am rating the ebook strictly from a production standpoint. It is very poorly put together. Not even a cover image!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2010

    Mixed up

    This book is supposed to be about Frank Lenz, but delves too much into the travels by his contempraries, Sachtleben and Allen (?). I could not finish the book as I was getting mixed up between both and lost interest. I wish the author, who is a descendant of Frank Lenz, had stuck to Frank Lenz or organized the book in a better way. It tries to cover too much and the multiple threads are difficult to keep track of.

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