The world in the second half of the 20th century was rife with problems, wars … It was a world that has spawned a lost generation, without faith or standing to assert itself, not peace with the older generation of parents, his father with the moral and religious rote about happiness, about love, love. They are confused and insecure. They avoided military, government hating, family leave, confused with the choices for the future … They come from many different countries, and met in Torremolios – Spain. Each person a fate, a life, but go on a journey to explore the world, discover yourself, to understand better the problems that exist everywhere. They went to find their way, some people find that people do not, but it’s a journey “must go” of them – and also of all of us.
The book is divided into two major sets. Volume 1 includes 6 individual owner of a travel group. Joe – American young man hated war and considered the war in Vietnam was pointless. Britta, Norwegian girl extremely beautiful but can not bear dull life never got the sun in the land of her life, along with a spineless father always dreamed about but never Ceylon arrive there. Monica, 17, lives with his father who represented the British government in an African country, until the blacks want to dispose of their destiny and chased him home, strong personality and lack of father’s heart, along with despise blacks had insulted his father. Cato, a smart young black Americans, due to religious conflicts with white settlers to flee the country with a mood full of thoughts around issues of race and religion. Yigal, the guy with the three US citizens, Israel, England, are confused about what nationality will have to choose to bring life to the age of 21 – year-old to decide what he is going to nationals. Gretchen, the German-American girl, an enthusiastic student politics but is the system of government, the police humiliated and thereby carrying the mental wounds too big so I decided to hit the road relieve my heart. Pop them in the car-top travel for citizens of dust along with the narrator, an old man over 60 years old with the full characteristics of the older generation, but always willing to listen, learn from experience and youth has passes through different places, through many events, along immersed in the debate enthusiastically about his life, was filled episode 2 of the book in the exciting, poetic and full of pictures and investment existential subjects for youth every generation.
I found in the works of a profound empathy, a pat on the shoulder sympathetically hearted but no lack of warning of the author. A work really understands young people, allowing for a multi-faceted perspective on the world, life and see why we are struggling and flew into his life, many people sunk and drowned, many people sunken and long much longer must escape and find their way. 6 person representing the youth group that adult generation will look into that useless, incompetent, have no direction, irrational, lack of ideals, self ruin your life, and make certainly do not accomplish anything. But with the thoroughly in sympathy and understanding, the work shows the author with an indulgent look on this young team, they follow the emotions elated and popular cheer, throw themselves into things they are experiencing. Medicationss, love, explore new lands, to cope with death in order to find himself, only to suddenly find a fulcrum for his self lofty rebound. But it is double-edged sword, in the 100 guys so only a few percent are successful.
Together they meet by chance, not minded because nobody minded, they just sympathy at their plight and find the right person to talk to exchange. Writing about the journey has had many travel diary book, but this book has really portrayed the beauty of the place, make it come alive, turning the land into an entity with great things as well as things ugly residue on the other. The city through the letters of the writer has actually made people curious, makes it vibrate and feel like we’re at it, running before the cows in Pamplona, is on the main square in the city Marrakech see street performers circus his repertoire. What really makes it vivid characters that I – an investment consultant for a corporation specializing in financial investments around the world in a wide acquaintance to every place he went he will create a hub a good relationship with a real person familiar with that city. Therefore, the journey of 6 friends, is to lead more by the instruction and guidance of the “ghost corner” where they come, they do not travel merely that they actually have been living at the place black hole. Holt Pamplona, shifty Arab boy, wise boundaries Jemail in Marrakech … each extra character that is like a bridge, to the place of their activities in order to highlight the city it alive and free as a living entity.
Journey will somehow end, someone ends sad, others funny, but taken together, the end of a journey that opens the door to another journey. The experience is a cumulative process, I traveled around the world is simply the end of a direction to start in another direction. We keep on going forever, according to different journeys to find the definition of their maturity. Their journey, my journey was to imagine his own path, the path of an 27-year-old youth flew into life with passion, work, love and family. I’m lost, lost still groping in the darkness to find the light will reveal to me I finally figured out what to do. James A.Michener like sitting told me how young, how is existential, how is engaged, is going to find its essence, so I understand more about the nature of selfishness, as well as standing ineptitude. And, maybe someday, I will realize what I need to do, people like me have to do anything for his existence.