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I'm feeling kind of "meh" about this one, so I'm giving it 2.5 stars. The adventure aspect was interesting, but I often found the author's attitude toward the native people of the areas where he was traveling to be very condescending and at times he struck me as arrogant, but I guess one would have to be somewhat arrogant to even dream of hiking the entire length of the Amazon. About two-thirds of the way through the book I started to feel like I was stuck in a "lather, rinse, repeat" cycle, only it was "hack through the flooded jungle, get lost, face starvation, discover a village just in the nick of time, repeat." Two thumbs up for having the guts to take on that type of adventure, but only a mediocre rating for the book.