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Author: Michael Crichton
Often I feel I go to some distant region of the world to be reminded of who I really am. When Michael Crichton -- a Harvard-trained physician, bestselling novelist, and successful movie director -- began to feel isolated in his own life, he decided to widen his horizons. He tracked wild animals in the jungles of Rwanda. He climbed Kilimanjaro...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060509057
ISBN-10: 0060509058
Publication Date: 11/1/2002
Pages: 400
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 31 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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If you like reading travelogues interspersed with first-time experiences about meditation, spiritual journeys, and finding yourself then you will enjoy this book. It begins with Michael Crichton's experiences as a medical student and his disillusionment and dissatisfaction with that career choice. From there he embarks on a personal journey which involves travel to remote villages, encounters with intimidating animals, treks to the highest peaks, spiritual connections, and a new understanding of one's self.
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I am an experienced traveler and very interested in this topic. Not Crichton's best. He is an engaging writer and the first half of the book held promise, as it held true to the title. The second half focused less on his travel destinations a experience and more on his increasing interest in and then affirming beliefs in out-there spiritual phenomena and experiences with mystics, channelers, etc. Perhaps interesting if you are interested in these topics, but not true to the theme of the book.
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This was an interesting departure from the usual Michael Crichton books in that it was autobiographical. He seemed to only learn about himself while traveling. I enjoyed his frankness, his willingness to expose his foibles. The most interesting chapters were about his days during medical school. The pattern of the travel chapters was exposing another of his flaws in a different country. I became weary of this navel gazing aspect toward the end of the book. But overall, I would rate it as an interesting read. He was a brilliant author who died too young, in my opinion.