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In Pope Alexander III keen to secure a Christian ally from the other side of the Dar al Islam whose reputed wealth would prove invaluable to the Crusades wrote a letter to the elusive King of the Indies otherwise known as Prester John The person the Pope The Prester PDFEPUBpersonally selected to deliver this letter into the hand of Prester John was a physician called Master Philip He was never heard of againEight hundred and twenty four years later armed with a copy of Pope Alexander'. I wanted to like this but found the style hugely annoying

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The Prester uest

Er JohnFrom insights into medieval history and mysticism through observations on politics and religious tensions to accounts of eccentric customs ranging from the different names for the Middle Eastern water pipe to the unusual nature of Ethiopian time keeping and the day to day hurdles encountered while travelling through strange sometimes alien lands THE PRESTER UEST is an ebullient and often very funny erudite enlightening and extremely readable account of an extraordinary journey.. Really beautiful descriptions of the Middle East and Africa I loved the Lebanese nightclub description the Ethiopian churches the refugees in the West Bank the castle in the Sudanese desert It s an epic trip and it s described in a really colourful way It may be too expressive for some people s taste but it made me laugh so much and I really really love the wierd charts probably best for people who like their travel writing to be a bit bonkers

Nicholas Jubber Ü 6 review

S letter and with a redoubtable travelling companion from his university days Nick Jubber set out with the express intention of somewhat belatedly completing Master Philip's mission Over the next four months he would travel by bus boat and barouche train tractor and pick up truck from the Vatican and the churches of Venice via the Crusader castles of Syria to the Ethiopian highlands and a mysterious subterranean tomb of a medieval king which legend links to the mythical mystical Prest. I m giving this two although some of the writing bordered on 2 12 The whole thing was a bit undergrad I didn t find Jubber as annoying as other reviewers but his travelling companion certainly came across as a complete twat I thought the book fell between the two stools of history and travel writing not succeeding as either the ending in Ethiopia was a particularly damp suib A shame because it s certainly an interesting story still waiting to be well writeen Anyone interested in the religious terrain of the Eastern Mediterranean should avoid this and rea


10 thoughts on “The Prester uest

  1. says:

    As much as I like reading travelogues filled with historical facts the narrative of this book is completely scattered I couldn't even

  2. says:

    If you want to write a travelogue it helps to be an interesting person who does interesting things

  3. says:

    I wanted to like this but found the style hugely annoying

  4. says:

    It's been a while since I read a novel this long It is drowned in adjectives and gerundives certainly not an easy read The detailed

  5. says:

    I learned a lot from this book There was a wealth of detail from both Crusade and modern times I felt I was getting some insight into the social and political history of the Middle East and beyond but it was hard going at times I never really bought into the premise of the trip that they were recreating an historic journey eitherI stopped reading this book than once but kept coming back to it and would persevere after finding some other

  6. says:

    I'm giving this two although some of the writing bordered on 2 12 The whole thing was a bit undergrad I didn't find Jubber as annoying as other reviewers but his travelling companion certainly came across as a complete twat I thought the book fell between the two stools of history and travel writing not succeeding as either; the ending in Ethiopia was a particularly damp suib A shame because it's certainly an interesting story

  7. says:

    The old saying Don't judge a book by its cover is certainly true On the cover of this book were the words gloriously entertainingsuspensehigh adventure This led me to believe that I was going to read a book along the lines of a Clive Cussler

  8. says:

    I was really looking forward to this book and I'm suffering the pangs of disappointment The idea for the author's journey is great

  9. says:

    Really beautiful descriptions of the Middle East and Africa I loved the Lebanese nightclub description the Ethiopian churches the refugees in the West Bank the castle in the Sudanese desert It's an epic trip and it

  10. says:

    A travelogue; two Englishmen set off from Rome to Ethiopia following a medieval traveller Master Philip who went in search of Prester John Jubber's writing style palls after a while