Book Review: The Seed Buried Deep By Jason Lewis

There´s no doubt in my case that it was books which made me choose this odd life and I really need to be surrounded by books to feel really content with life. For this reason I have written two articles about books I recommend:

1. 10 best books about adventure and travel to read over Christmas

2. 5 most complete travel books ever

And lately I have been given a lot of opportunities to review other people´s books and enjoy it immensely, so, please, if you have a book you want reviewed, please send it to me.

The Seed Buried Deep

(The Expedition)

By

Jason

Lewis

(Billy Fish Books)

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“How´s life been after the journey?” I asked Jason in an email and his answer made me feel hope for the future of exploration, because he answered: “At the end of book three I go into some of the aftermath of travelling for 13 years. Wasn’t pretty for a while (psychologically speaking) but ironically turning down the original 6-fig advance from Harper Collins for a ghostwritten version and writing it myself turned out to be the ideal catharsis/healing mechanism to put it all behind me.”

The Seed Buried Deep is the second book in Jason´s The Expedition trilogy and I am very happy he decided to do all the writing itself, because there´s no doubt AT ALL the ghost written books at all costs should be avoided. There´s no way you can get the right voice of who you are and what you feel you need to say by letting somebody else write it. On top of that, I think most ghost written books in this genre makes the person it is about come across as bragging, complaining and down right stupid. And Jason is a good writer, a warm human being and a good story teller and I enjoy his dialogues most of all with the people he meet, travels together with and he comes across as humble and soul searching in a very positive way. It is an extra ordinary journey over 13 years and for the reader to fully grasp the magnitude of his trip, one has to start to read the first book to get the full background. Because Jason have struggled throughout these 13 years of travel in most ways and his will to continue no matter what is just fantastic and inspirational.

Jason is at his best when dealing with and meeting other people. His descriptions of them and their environment, especially in the US, are really colorful, warm, exciting, very good and give a perspective I wasn´t fully aware off. But the physical and mental struggles he encounters whilst pedaling, skating or kayaking is less interesting for me, most likely because I am well aware of it myself and there´s a tendency in this genre (including myself) to slightly over dramatize the hardships. In Jason´s case, I put that down to this being his first major Expedition (I know it was 13 years long!) and I have a feeling we will see Jason on a different kind of Expedition next time, where other people are even more the major focus of what he is doing. I look forward to this expedition and the book that follows a lot!

And, I am looking forward to reading the third book in this extra ordinary trilogy of an Expedition which is the perfect example of a well used, and most of the time over used, phrase: Anything is possible! You can do absolutely anything you want to if you put your mind to it. 

Jason´s books are also a must for everyone who needs an additional kick in the butt to change their lives and live to its fullest until the end. And he is different from most others in this genre with his interactions with people, and not only focusing on himself. Which unfortunately is the trend of the day. So get out there new and old explorers and get his book to see how things can be done!

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