Leave Tomorrow is more of an adventure story than just a travel book. The writing is so descriptive that while reading it, I sometimes felt the need to stand up and brush off some of the road dust!
I felt this book was about one man’s need to conquer: conquer the road, conquer fear, conquer an idea. The author never actually says that, but it’s one of those “read between the lines” things. But that’s not bad. I was quite intrigued, and I applauded the author’s determination to finish the quest, regardless of the challenges.
I initially thought this would be a story of a man and his motorcycle – like a boy and his toy. That only demonstrates the futility of misconceptions. The motorcycle was only a tool used to help a man fulfill a dream.
Going to the End of the World
I don’t know if I would ever have the guts to ride a motorcycle through so many “third world” countries, yet alone solo, but I was quite captivated reading about this man’s saga.
The one constant that appeared throughout the book was the goodness of most people, regardless of country or even language, and their willingness to help a stranger. I did not expect that, but I totally loved it!
The descriptions were so vivid that I could plainly see myself riding tandem with the author, seeing what he saw. Having never been to any of the countries south of Mexico, I found that vividness very enlightening.
There were no notable SPAG problems anywhere in the book. Kudos to the author for that.
The end of each chapter contains some photos of the adventure. I think it would have been nice to include some captions under the photos.
I thought the level of detail in the writing was perfect to keep the story moving. I’ve read some books where the details bog down the story. Not this one! Once you begin to turn the pages and head south with the author – way south – there’s no stopping until you get to the end.
I recommend this book to anyone with an adventurous spirit.