Review: Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

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Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft by Thor Heyerdahl
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

If not a book for guys, at least a book clearly written by one. There wasn’t a single word about the relationship of the six guys on the raft that I noted—it’s all adventure.

My rating: 5 stars for bravery, 4 for literary merit (Heyerdahl does write well; I found myself wondering how a Norwegian native could have such a command of English, but I was unable to ascertain if a translator or editor was employed), but only 3 overall—because I felt the book was long on adventure and short on depth.

“Short on depth.” That’s not nearly as good English as Heyerdahl’s. A good vacation read. It stirred my desire to buy and read a book whose Kindle sample captivated me: 1491.

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