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User Review  - Tony2704 - LibraryThing

Good read and a reminder that there are still countries where corruption is rife. Would have preferred more about the trip and less about Stanley Read full review

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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

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User Review  - millata - LibraryThing

An account of Butcher's long term dream to recreate H.M. Stanley's 1870's adventure through the Congo. The book describes his journey and the country in comparison to the original. The story is ... Read full review

BLOOD RIVER: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A somber, eye-opening journey into the definitive heart of darkness.Joseph Conrad is the tutelary spirit of this work by Daily Telegraph correspondent Butcher, who for years "had stared at maps ... Read full review

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User Review  - samsheep - LibraryThing

A superb book - the tale of an amazing adventure combined with a highly readable distillation of Congo history. I cannot comprehend why someone would want to undertake such a journey but I'm very glad he did, and lived to tell the tale. Read full review

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User Review  - Mumineurope - LibraryThing

True story, a trip down the Congo following in Stanley's footsteps Read full review

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User Review  - danawl - LibraryThing

An amazing account of travel through the Congo and the difficulties its people face in living in the jungle. Read full review


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