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The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2003

    Not a Cycling Book

    I bought this as a cycling book. It's not that; cycling is a minor theme. It's none the less an excellent read by a thoughtful and insightful writer, concerning both modern Africa and group dynamics. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2002

    Excellent book!

    Most of Neil Peart's journey through Africa I felt as I was sitting on the back seat riding with him. Very well structured, interesting and documented well. This is for any age group! Extremely intelligent man as displayed in this essay.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2002

    Visit West Africa without leaving home...this is an excellent book!

    Neil Peart is one of Rock 'N' Roll's greatest drummers and lyricists. After reading this book it is clear that his talent goes far beyond his musicianship. 'The Masked Rider' is a beautifly written account of his bicycle journey through West Africa. His writings give great insight into his personality, character and beliefs. And, his words make you feel like you are right there with him. This is an excellent book. I would not have read this had I not been a fan of his drumming and music. What a loss that would have been. You don't have to be a RUSH fan to love this book!! I can't wait to read his next one, 'Ghost Rider'. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2002

    great book...insight into neil and going 'solo'

    An interesting book on travel via bicycle, in part of Africa. Neil gives a funny/deep narrative on a bike trip taken with a tour group across part of Africa. Sometimes Neil can make excessive use of the adjectives, but you get used to his deep descriptions, and views of the people he encounters, the african culture, landscape, and political climate. Fun book to read!

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