Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we are going on an adventure with Michael Palin.

Full Circle (1997)

Michael Palin


Michael Palin’s terrific account of his journey through 18 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean

– from World of Books

Positive Points

This is a really interesting book to read and it is really easy to get missing in the adventures of Michael Palin. It is fairly a unique journey and you find yourself wanting to learn about all of the cities and villages that he visits. There are some really interesting stories that happen and situations that you cannot imagine anyone else really getting into. I read it so quickly I didn’t even realise how far I had got into the book.

Negative Points

The only thing that I would say may be a negative that it is a travel adventure that happened in the nineties so some of these places may not exist and the history is outdated as it is twenty years or so later. There are references to Pole to Pole here and there so you may have to read that first.

Overall Review

Whether you are a fan of travel adventures then this is a book that you will want to read. I have read a few of Palins books now such as Himalayas and Pole to Pole and I think this book may beat these as a read because it is such an easy read. Also, the diaries run along the television show that he made for the BBC so why not give that a watch at some point as well.

Rating : **** 4 Stars

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