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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

Even before he was posted to Africa by the Daily Telegraph Tim Butcher had dreamt of travelling along the Congo, sub-Saharan Africa's grandest, if darkest, river. His mother had travelled across the ... Read full review

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User Review  - travelledguy - LibraryThing

Very interesting book about how a country in Africa can advance back in time. In some places in the Congo grandparents knew what a car looked like but the children did not. Makes you wonder if the world has the ability to advance backward too. Read full review

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User Review  - Ruby_Barnes - LibraryThing

How to get very quickly up an unpleasant river surrounded by awful foreigners. An unremarkable account of a geographically remarkable journey. Amazon web reviews are good but, having read other books ... Read full review

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User Review  - karenweyant - LibraryThing

Tim Butcher follows the Congo River through the darkest parts of Africa. A great book that not only explores culture, but history of the world once known as the "Dark Continent". Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Roy Bartle - Goodreads

Tim Butcher attempts to recreate Stanley's journey across the DR Congo and down the Congo River, and writes about it very well. Albeit, the lessons seem to have been learnt mainly in the preparation ... Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Raja Sekhar - Goodreads

one of the best books I have read. lot of my favorite topics: History, colonialism, resource curse, travel journalism with a touch of adventure and daredevilry. kudos to butcher :) Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Ali Oates - Goodreads

I read this book about 3 years ago and found it a compelling story of a country that had had so much potential in the past but now was in ruins and was dangerous. It left me feeling sad and not ... Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Ian - Goodreads

A superb book! Not just a thrilling travelogue through one of the worlds most dangerous regions, but a fascinating socio-political history of the area too. Recommended! Read full review

Review: Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Trine Villemann - Goodreads

A Fantastic book. So full of colours. It was like doing the walk yourself. Read full review

Review: Blood River: The Terrifying Journey Through The World's Most Dangerous Country

User Review  - Craig Brown - Goodreads

This book was close to a 5 star book, but several chapters drug a little too much. The rest of the book was very interesting. The author goes into the mess the Congo is in, how it got there and what might be done to fix it. I highly recommend this book. Read full review


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