Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Did Not Finish -- Down The Nile

Down the Nile: Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff
Book: Down the Nile:  Alone in a Fisherman's Skiff by Rosemary Mahoney

I gave this the "50 page" rule and gave up.  Just didn't connect with her writing or her journey. 

Here is a synopsis for those who may want to give this a try:

When Rosemary Mahoney first planned to take a solo boat trip down the Nile, she could not have imagined all the complications that she would eventually face. For one thing, Egyptian women don't row on the Nile; for another, safety-minded tourists don't venture many places in this country of festering civil unrest. An experienced (and apparently fearless) rower, Mahoney persisted in this ambitious project, but she might not have succeeded if she had not won the advocacy of a Muslim sailor. In Down the Nile, she takes readers with her on an unforgettable trip down the world's most historic river.


Tina's Blog said...

I tried reading this one a few year ago and ended up just returning it to the library. I always feel so guilty when I do that, but it just wasn't working for me, either.

BookQuoter said...

Really connected with me, but I think it made a difference that I read it while I was on the boat down the Nile!