New ***** Review of River of Desire 3


Many thanks to Michelle Harper for this review, which she posted on Kindle recently:

Wish I could read it for the 1st time again; wonderful read, lyrical & haunting.
Beautiful, haunting, lyrical, riveting! Follow the author on an exciting adventure into the heart of Patagonia and into his own heart. This is more than simply a wonderfully written travel book into one of the most remote regions of the earth; it is also part memoir. Worrall retraces the journey that Darwin took into Patagonia to discover the origin of species and the steps that led to the dissolution of his marriage. You will root for and grieve with the author as he tries to close the yawning breach between his wife and his step family. A brave, beautiful book by an author who often writes poetry in prose. Certain passages of the book will stick with you long after you have put it down.

Both the wind and the river are metaphors for Worrall’s own restless soul. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. And you’ll be left with a wanderlust of your own to explore the hidden depths of Patagonia; a landscape of feminist shepherdesses, gauchos, and raw, unforgiving beauty–and your own heart.


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3 thoughts on “New ***** Review of River of Desire

  • Ferrel Eddins

    “River of Desire” was a treat – I feel as though I have traveled the route myself and have memories of the people and places along the way. And the descriptions of love and human frailty are overwhelming.
    All the errors missed by the proof reader were annoying, but even so, I rate the book a 10.
    Thank you, Simon.

  • sworrall Post author

    Dear Ferrel – thank you so much for writing to me. It always means a lot to a writer to hear that something we have written has touched a reader. That’s particularly true of this book, which, as you realise, is a very personal story as well as being an adventure odyssey.I am really sorry about the proof reading errors (you are not the first to note this, btw). Unfortunately, as I parted company with the original publisher and published RofD myself on Kindle, I did not have a professional proof reader. I plan to do so now. If you had a moment, would you be so kind as to write a review on Amazon? It helps a lot for other readers to know that a book has meant something to someone else. Thanks again for contacting me. And keep reading! Simon

  • sworrall Post author

    Hi Ferrel – did you have a chance to post that review to Amazon? Would appreciate it if you have a moment. You don’t need to say anything more than what you said in your Comment. That would be perfect. Simon