When Adam Piggott rode his motorbike across Australia chasing a girl he barely knew, he didn't understand much about anything at all. He wanted to change his life, but he didn't know how or what to change. The girl was the catalyst that forced him out of his comfortable existence.
This is the story of how a young man with no direction ended up working as a river guide in a range of exotic locations around the world. And on the way, while battling crazy bosses, fearsome rivers, and hordes of charlatans, thieves, and witch doctors, he learned what it is to truly effect change in oneself. With humor and honesty, Piggott shows how it's possible for a young man to end up in extraordinary circumstances through a willingness to take a chance instead of settling for the safe option.
©2015 Adam Piggott (P)2016 Adam Piggott
I picked up this book because I like the narrator, but ended up really liking it. I listened to it in one go while at work, without a second of boredom. The story is great, very fast paced and exciting. I've had some similar experiences as the author had in this book, so I was able to relate to a point, but I think Piggott way outdid me in the overall hedonism. The writing is great and you are quickly sucked into Piggott's life and world. I felt this book was a prime example of the extreme nihilism plaguing a great number of the exceptional men of western civilization. I only subtract a star from the story because the author did not realize this himself and steered the book to other conclusions. Also the propensity of the author to lie to other characters in the story made me wonder if he wasn't lying a little in telling the story... Either way, it was a great read and I give this book my wholehearted recommendation.
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