Title: Tough Rides: Brazil
Author: Ryan Pyle
Page Count/Review Word Count: 178
I’ve read one of Ryan Pyle’s books before – The Middle Kingdom Ride, when he rode around China on a motorbike. This one follows the same concept, except he’s driving around Brazil and instead of being accompanied by his brother, he goes solo.
You can pretty much tell what you’re getting here, then. It’s a travel book, a non-fiction ride through the Amazon, and it’s good at what it does. Pyle doesn’t try to be funny – he just tells it like it is, and the book is better because of that. Better still, because Pyle was filming the trip for his TV series, it includes a bunch of photographs from his travels.
Overall then, I’m pretty pleased with this book. I knew what to expect before I started it, and it lived up to my expectations without exceeding them. Pyle’s adventures are fun, but they’re more than that – they’re interesting. You learn about the countries he travels through.