Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Book Review: A Sense of the World by Jason Roberts

A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History's Greatest Travelertells the interesting story of James Holman, a British naval officer who finds himself inexplicably blinded at age 25. His attempts to circumnavigate the world by himself are empowering and frustrating, as he deals with prejudiced and condescending people.

I found parts of this biography to be interesting and inspiring. Some of the tangents that Roberts drifts off on detract from the already rich life of Holman and his triumphs over disability. I found the story of Holman extremely inspiring, but this biography not entirely satisfying.

s-factor: !
Probably a few.

mrg-factor: none.

v-factor: none.

Overall rating: ***

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