2016/01/13

BOOK REVIEW:
OVER THE EDGE OF THE WORLD BY LAURENCE BERGREEN

Title: Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe
Author: Laurence Bergreen
Published: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 438
Rating: 5/5


Summary:
In this book, Laurence Bergreen brings life to the fascinating and terrifying story of Ferdinand Magellan's circumnavigation of the globe in the sixteenth century - a voyage filled with dangers, violence, sex and adventure.


Review:
I have to be honest, when I bought this book, I did not actually expect it to be that much fun to read. I wanted to learn about the Age of Discovery and imagined reading this would be enlightening but perhaps slightly boring.

HOWEVER! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I found it captivating and educational and I attribute a lot of this to the writing. This is a riveting and captivating story and deserves to be told as the adventure it was, and Bergreen manages to do this. It's told in a way that almost makes it hard to believe it's a non-fiction book, as it was so hard for me to put it down.

This book has reminded me how much I actually love history, and if you like history too, I would highly recommend this book. Or if you just want a really fascinating adventure!

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