A witty, funny travelogue about the author's trip to Santiago, Spain, following the centuries-old footsteps of thousands of pilgrims. Approaching forty, Moore decides to take this pilgrimage as a way to assess his life--but he ends up being far more distracted by the complexities of caring for the donkey he takes along (in lieu of a backpack) to carry his necessities. Lots of rich historical detail about the history of the pilgrimage route and each of the small towns and big cities Moore travels through. If you like Bill Bryson's travel books, you'll enjoy Moore's almost as much.
I've decided Tim knows just when to keep from going over-the-top. That doesn't mean he doesn't actually do it every so often, but he's talented enough to get away with it when he does.
Unlike his previous escapades, he is forced to socialize a great deal (more) on this trip. And -- with a companion! He and Shinto are perfect together; the dread of separation is palpable in the final pages.
Readers of previous books (yours truly included) have commented that his references have been highly Brit-specific; Our Author seems to have taken heed as this time they are far more balanced.