There are books that inspire you and the others that let you live life vicariously through their narrative. This book is a combination of the two. I love Chris’s writing style, one moment he is talking about his trip across the globe and the next about Laura Dekker. The book takes you through a Roller coaster of emotions. Ranging from the feeling of emptiness, understanding the need to search for meaning and pursuit to fulfilling your own quest.
He breaks down the physical and emotional aspect of planning and going on a quest. As ridiculous as a vow of silence for 17 years sounds, as a reader you understand John Francis’s need to do it. Somewhere between pages 3 and 270 you become a part of if not all, most of the quests that Chris takes you on.
If you have been wanting to do something as crazy as living on a Tree for 1000 days, to protest logging, you are not alone!
I will leave you with my favorite extract from the book:
“A desire for ownership and accomplishment, the fierce desire to control over one’s life- these are powerful forces”