Full Circle

Full Circle

by Michael Palin
     
 

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Actor Michael Palin steps away from the big screen for a while to write an adventure about the exploration of the diverse cultures and varied landscape surrounging a 20,000-mile stretch of the Pacific Rim. "The Los Angeles Times" bestseller.

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Actor Michael Palin steps away from the big screen for a while to write an adventure about the exploration of the diverse cultures and varied landscape surrounging a 20,000-mile stretch of the Pacific Rim. "The Los Angeles Times" bestseller.

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Library Journal
Palin and his associates spent nearly a year touring the Pacific Rim developing and videoing a BBC program. Beginning on a small northern island, the group circles through 18 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean. In each area, Palin highlights something unique, such as slave labor camps or volcanoes. Palin's prior affiliation with Monty Python's Flying Circus has made him well known in the UK, but less so in the United States. Reading his day-by-day record of the journey, he includes personal feelings, anxieties, and thrills. The material, personalized with his creative viewpoint, is often intriguing. Despite publicity-laden acts like eating maggots with natives, he shows himself to be an intelligent, relatively normal, worried father and loving husband. His English pronunciations are generally understood from the context, except when he speaks of going to see geezers: most Americans will fail to fathom for approximately two (amusing) minutes that he is talking about geysers. Overall, he is an excellent reader, with a strong, clear voice and meaningful phrasing. The journey is so extensive that no subject receives any in-depth coverage, but the content is generally interesting. Libraries with devout armchair travelers should consider this well-written diary of an unusual trek. Recommended.--Carolyn Alexander, Brigadoon Lib., Salinas, CA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780563521976
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
09/30/2004
Edition description:
New

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Michael Palin established his reputation with Monty Python's Flying Circus and Ripping Yarns. His work also includes several films with Monty Python as well as The Missionary, A Private Function, an award-winning performance as Ken in A Fish Called Wanda, as well as Fierce Creatures. He has also written several books to accompany his very successful travel series.

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