Avventure, esperienze ed esplorazioni vissute e narrate in prima persona dallo scrittore, fedele all'idea secondo la quale viaggiare significa anzitutto tornare a fare esperienze dirette, conoscersi più a fondo, mettersi alla prova per superare i propri limiti e le proprie paure. Dagli squali nelle acque di Tahiti agli aborigeni della Nuova Guinea, da Bangkok al Kilimanjaro, dalle tartarughe della Malesia alla solitudine del deserto americano: più che un semplice libro di viaggi, questo volume ci racconta il percorso di una vita all'insegna di una curiosità insaziabile. E non è un caso che tra le pagine più intense e belle del libro vi siano quelle degli anni di apprendistato alla Harvard Medical School, in cui l'autore descrive la propria esperienza di medico.
- ISBN: 8811685869
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 446
The title is a bit misleading,this book is not entirely about travel,but a variety of subjects. Crichton starts off with his difficult relationship with his father and not feeling any grief when his father died. In addition to travel,the book is also about his medical career and the least interesting Leggi tutto
At first when I started this I was like wtf? He's talking about being in med-school and I thought 'Oh no! This is going to be boarding as hell' This turned out to be a really great book! This isn't your standard memoir. Each part where Crichton tells about a trip he toke, it is written like a really g Leggi tutto
I found it appalling that Michael Crichton so calmly depicts waiting outside a brothel in Asia while his host has sex with children. I suppose we're supposed to think he's a good guy for not indulging himself, but the fact that he is having a conversation with someone while they wait, and never obje Leggi tutto
There are lots of good reasons not to like or to outright dislike Michael Crichton's Travels . He shares very directly his understanding about how women differ from men during the 1980s compared to his experiences in the 60s and 70s. He studies things like psychic powers and auras and spoon bending. H Leggi tutto
Usually I avoid the most popular books, but because of a high recommendation I decided to read up on Michael Crichton, the author of books like Jurassic Park and Congo. The book begins with Michael, the medical student, figuring out how to use a chainsaw to cut the head of a cadaver in half. First I Leggi tutto
Travels is one of my favorite books. I've read it at least three times in my life. It is Michael Crichton's autobiography detailing his life in medical school, but most of all his travels around the world. Each chapter is a new adventure and Dr. Crichton makes you feel as if you are right there with Leggi tutto
‘ the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ’ ~ T.S. Eliot I believe that if you have truly travelled, you will no longer be the same person you started out as. So for me, travel automatically also includes inner change, be it intellectual, e Leggi tutto
Up[date: 15/11/17 I don't know why I was being coy in this review. Michael Crichton describes waiting for a mutual friend to come back from molesting a child, then listens to the man's description of what happened, without comment or criticism. But Crichton does complain a page later when the locals Leggi tutto
I was 12 years old the summer that Jurassic Park hit theaters. Considering how ubiquitous CGI has become, it's easy to forget how revolutionary that movie was at the time. Using computers to animate photorealistic animals and insert them into a scene with real actors was unprecedented. Spielberg & C Leggi tutto
Un libro INCREÍBLE, real realmente bueno, el mejor que he leído durante el último tiempo, aunque tiene un par de partes que me molestaron mucho... la forma en que trata a algunos animales, y el exceso de presuntuosidad, UGH. Pero mantengo las cinco estrellas finales porque al menos el tipo es honest Leggi tutto
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