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✅ The Nine Horizons PDF / Epub ⚣ Author Mike Robbins – Eiyo.us

The Nine Horizons In 1987 Mike Robbins, A Young Journalist In London, Felt Restless And Decided To Travel He Never Really Stopped In The Quarter Century That Followed He Lived And Worked In Countries As Diverse As The World Itself.The Pieces In This Book Take The Reader From Rural Sudan To The Headwaters Of The , From Semana Santa In Quito To Buddhist Temples In The Himalayas, Across Bhutan On A Motorbike, Into The Ancient Souk Of Aleppo, To The Steppes Of Central Asia And Finally To New York Along The Way There Is Ethiopian Gin, A Sex Tourist In Moscow, Kyrgyz Women In Cycling Pants, A Surreal Toilet In Brussels, Echoes Of Slavery In Brazil, And An Encounter With Helen Of Troy In Third Avenue The Nine Horizons Is An Anarchic Snapshot Of A Troubled But Beautiful World In Transition.

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  1. says:

    I have lived abroad for ten years now, something that twenty years ago I d never have dreamed possible Like many Americans, my younger self barely acknowledged the rest of the world and had little desire to see it The few times I went to Europe, I felt pathetically uncomfortable Now I live in Serbia and wouldn t dream of returning to the States Something happened at one point in my life that swung the pendulum from xenophobe to expat with a vengeance.The wanderlust that defined my thirties has since calmed down economics , but on occasion it still hits sharply and there follows a period of moaning that I m unable to travel Fortunately, thanks to books, I can always live vicariously through others.The Nine Horizons is a chronicle of the author s world travels, living the life I once wanted for myself Over a thirty year period, Mike Robbins has lived in some unusual places, ones I m now glad I ve gotten to know Sudan, Ecuador, Bhutan look it up , Syria, Brazil, as well as tour of the central Asian former Soviet stan states I have read only Mike s fiction before so it s a treat to get to know him as a person from his own t...


  2. says:

    This is an interesting collection of memories by Mike Robbins, Mike has certainly lead an interesting life and travelled to many exotic places, not for the sake of travelling but because of work Part of me is jealous of what he has done but the other part, the part that is bone idle is glad to have read this book instead A lot of the places he has been don t appeal too much to me, but central Asia though, that is a place I hope to travel around one day Once I ve finished exploring the UK Mike has a wonderful writing style that draws you in, photos are not needed to aid you, the writing shows you what he has seen.I did find a hidden gem in this book, his time in New York is written as real snapshots, half pages of moments in time, he reminds me a lot of Bukowsk...


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    After going on a round the world gap year, you might claim to have travelled Next to Mike Robbins, however, you will realise that your journey was the equivalent of a short jolly holiday.The author of this book has spent most of his adult life travelling to vastly different countries staying and working in some for years at a time Putting so many years of memories into a single book of 258 pages is no easy feat and Robbins manages to do it rather well However, when I came to the end of the first chapter in Sudan, I was left feeling that I wanted I was only just becoming acquainted with the country and its people but then I reminded myself that this book is supposed to be seen as a series of snapshots, so it was then on to the next place, and Sudan was soon forgotten I quickly got used to the change of scenery, and I just let myself go along for the ride, but occasionally I would still feel like I wanted from certain places For instance, Robbins spends four years in Aleppo and yet it s one of the shortest chapters With such a place now so firmly out of bounds, I would have liked to have known much about Syria in the mid nineties As much as Robbins is a very accomplished writer, I did feel like there could have been of the man in the book We get to know him well en...


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    At the beginning of The Nine Horizons it says This is not an autobiography It is a series of snapshots.A snapshot is random, and excludes everything that the writer did not see But it may also capture what might otherwise be dismissed as of no value I have not ignored wider issues, but you can find these in The Economist or journals of foreign affairs What they won t tell you is why the 1931 Miss Ecuador competition was a failure, why Bhutanese pigs are happy, or what the Speaker of the Kazakh Parliament thinks about pornography This is an admirable introduction As a series of snapshots, this book does all of the above, and accomplishes its objectives But it also does a little bit , perhaps unintentionally Despite what it says at the beginning, I couldn t help but consider it as part autobiography it was impossible for me to see it through eyes other than the author s He does not efface himself altogether from his snapshots and we pick up glimpses of him along the way He is the real deal as a traveller and does not do things by halves, staying for years in the countries he visits and generally getting involved in attempts to make a positive difference ...


  5. says:

    The Nine Horizons by Mike Robbins.This was so informative that I had to read it twice It s a beautifully written series of anecdotes taking us across continents from Africa to South America and central Asia and eventually to New York But these were journeys that none of us can undertake today, and probably not even then We are transported to a developing world at a time of change, and are given me...


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    I was given a free copy in exchange for this review However this does not impact my opinions of the work.I love this book I do I absolutely adore it I normally don t look at non fiction given it s increadibly hard to review or analyze somebodies life story However this is not an autobiography but merely snapshots.I find the book to be incredibly written Normally with nonfiction books it can be to technical or objective However this book is almost poetic in it s writing The writing in all honesty completely made the book for me This book can be opinionated I am using the term in a positive sense and though I would normally have an issue with such, given that this book is non fiction I see no issue with it The book provides opinions of other cultures from the standpoint of an outsider, and yet discusses them in grea...


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    Amazing Journeys The Nine Horizons the author tells the story of how he left London in the late eighties to see the world The horizons represent each of the locations he visited For those of us of a certain age, the eighties don t seem so far away, but in reality, the world of this book is the world of twenty five years ago Not only does the author describe the Sudan, Ecuador, Syria and other places in terms of the land, the people, the food and ...


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    Mike Robbins is an observer of the world, a man whose curiosity about what, and whom, is over the horizon has defined large swathes of his life.The Nine horizons are a collection of his observations, sometimes poetic, sometimes starkly realistic of the places, people and cultures he has visited Overwhelmingly he is accepting of what he sees, from casual cruelty, death and illness in Sudan, to the various characters he meets in New York.I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of the meals he shared with various people throughout the world, finding out what was normal in that time and place At times it feels as if he considered himself to be a mere fly on the wall, and at others, that he was perfectly content The time he spent in Bhutan appeared to have been some of his favourites, and as such, it resonated with me than the others.The nine horizons is a peek into an unusual, somewhat disjointed life of a man who considers it normal behaviour t...


  9. says:

    Cast across all continents but Antarctica, this winding, sometimes disjointed story of decades, wandering the globe was a rare treat Though nearly completely lacking in dialog, the narrative slipped in and out between wistful prose and crisp detail Very little is left to the imagination when trying to picture the surrounds and much is left to the imagination in regard to interactions with others.At times, I almost expected to read a blurb or two about listening devices being planted or pesky officials whisked away with bags over their heads, never to be seen or heard from again such is the level of excitement conveyed of the many and varied travels by the author Even without the presence of such intrigue, I m left feeling like my world has gotten a little larger by reading it.Missing were the beautifully described photos the author spoke of And though my own voyeuristic nature would have appreciated a higher level of detail in regards to personal interactions, even a hint of r...


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    If I could choose an activity and a superpower to enjoy the rest of my life, they would be travel and time travel, respectively As the realities of life interfere with the singular pursuit of those goals, The Nine Horizons Travels in Sundry Places makes a wonderful substitute Robbins provides an experience unlike any I ve ever read a complete sensory picture of a place I ve never been, along with enough human connection to it to place my own self there in his stead, but with a scant enough personal history of his emotions and plot in that place as to let me keep his story as simply a person I might have met in that setting These nine different situations encompass as small an area as a ill fettled room and as large a picture as countries and those they border Robbins takes us seamlessly back and forth between the microcosmic and the macrocosmic, forcing us to connect with our senses and then with our intellect to vast beauty, deprivation and struggle Though I ll ...

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