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read reader ¿ Chasing the Devil ☆ Hardcover Ï moneyexpresscard ☆ For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through bedevilled by a uniuely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons This travel book touches on one of tRavel book touches on one of the most fraught parts of the globe at a different moment in its histor Having read Butcher´s first book ”Blood River” I set to reading his further adventures in Africa with great interestRight from the beginning of the book I was happy to note that his writing had evolved to a emotional style compared to his first book hence making the reading experience richer for me Butcher´s writing seems relaxed on this book i guess not being his first book he has nothing to prove to anyone any and as such is free to convey through his emotions too? On the first chapter he sets the scene for his upcoming trip to Sierra Leone and Liberia and leaves the delighted reader thirsty and impatient to read the upcoming adventures this time following the footsteps of Graham Greene and his cousin Barbara in contrast to those of Stanley in the Democratic Republic of Congo in his earlier workWhile informatively shedding light to the dark history of aforementioned Western African countries Butcher is constantly comparing the experience of Greene an author that I adore from the 1935 to that experienced by him some seventy years later As such besides learning about the history of these countries the reader gets to experience two travel stories simultaneously; that of Graham Greene and Butcher´s own This constant comparison fruit of extensive research by the author makes interesting reading and gives the book and Butcher´s adventure a clear lifeline that it follows Butcher refers to Greene´s books and observations in his novel and myself having recently read GGreene´s “Heart of the matter” a fiction novel also taking place in Sierra Leone it was interesting to see some of the observations I also realize that I could have read Greene´s non fiction work”Journey without maps” before reading Butcher´s work in order to get a complete reading experienceAs Butcher´s first novel “Blood River” “Chasing the Devil” was a shocking read a great combination of adventure and history and a truly educational experience for me Butcher is a courageous reporter who managed to write an informative and well researched thrilling travel book on these two Western African countries and I look forward to reading his future travel adventure work

text è Chasing the Devil Ï Tim Butcher

For many years Sierra Leone and Liberia have been too dangerous to travel through bedevilled by a un This is the second book written by the author and least promoted among the three written by the authorBut no way it is inferiorThis book is a goldmine of knowledge as far as Liberia is concernedThe only problem is stressing on Greenes' travel and too much description about them which sometimes bores the readerThe travelogue keeps you interested and simultaneously underlines the problems of West Africa and urges the international community to actThe best part is that there is an expression of hope for betterment as the journey goes onThis book might not go down as a reference book on Liberia but still it is a must read for anyone interested in Liberia

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Chasing the DevilIuely brutal form of violence from which sprang many of Africa's cruellest contemporary icons This t I love this writer and I loved this book as much as Blood River For anyone interested in trying to understand some complex areas of Africa from than just sensationalized headlines this is a must read Butcher's analysis of both Sierra Lione and Liberia from both a contemporary and historical perspective is thoughtful well researched and personal Besides all that it reads like a very interesting adventure travel book In much the same way as Blood River he uses his interaction with locals to better understand complex political issues and a brutal legacy of war that could otherwise leave you a bit burned out I will be thinking about this book for a long time to come