International Writers Magazine: Travel Books
Trails by Martin Li
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: AuthorHouse (November 24, 2007)
Review by Lisa Timmermann
and engaging study of Bolivian and Peruvian culture and history,
Inca Trails narrates the authors journey through
the former birthplace and short-lived empire of the Incas.
from being an informative account of ancient history, this book is also
an exciting piece of travel writing, full of vivid descriptions of landscapes,
the Incas religion and architecture, and modern-day Bolivian and
Peruvian culture that will leave you with the feeling that you have
been to the places yourself. Nonetheless or maybe for this very
reason it seems unfortunate that the book contains only a very
few, black-and-white photographs.
Thanks to the authors humorous and straightforward writing style,
this is an educational as well as entertaining read. A three-page glossary
usefully defines unknown Andean terms and names.
I gladly recommend this book to anyone interested in South American
history and culture. Not only will you gain geographical and historical
knowledge of the places described i.e. climate and vegetation,
the Incas politics, culture and mythology but you also
learn a lot about the region and its people today, including the local
cuisine, music, festivities, as well as other customs and traditions.
Timmermann March 2008
Lisa is studying for her Masters in Creative Writing at the University
Note: The book can be ordered via Amazon, click on image and is a glossy
all rights reserved - all comments are the writers' own responsibiltiy
- no liability accepted by hackwriters.com or affiliates.