If you manage to read this book without becoming emotionaly attached then you probably need to check in with the funeral directors. This book is a man journey through africa the hard way. Having had his world shattered when the one he most loved dies in his arms suddenly. The story chops and changes from his journey to moments past when he relives his relationship with melanie and the hope of one day being a famous musician.
In short this is a look at a broken mans journey back to the land of the living.
Incredible book, one of my all time favourites, which is saying something, as i've read many adventure travel books.
Very moving at times.
I've also read his other books & whilst maybe not as good as this one, we're still very enjoyable & well worth a read.