Today I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour for In Satnav We Trust. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book.
A philosophical travelogue exploring belief, rationalism, science and religion. A personal journey, autobiographical account, philosophical musings & characters along the way – a unique interpretation of life’s big questions using historic architecture, humour, heritage, history & engineering, to explore & reflect on concepts of science & belief.
I was really interested in the concept of In Satnav We Trust, as I wanted to find out more about some of the country’s hidden treasures and the history behind them. It definitely succeeds in this and I finish the travelogue feeling somewhat more educated about the country in which I live.
Jack Barrow is a talented writer. He is very aware throughout the book that his trip may not make sense to everyone, but his writing is very engaging and I often felt as though I had been travelling with him. His descriptions of the countryside highlight how beautiful some of it is and the humour in the book, and the stories of the people he meets, add to the entertainment value and gives the reader a sense of Barrow’s personality. (For what it’s worth, he sounds like the kind of guy I’d like to have a pint with)
As well as the historical and geographical elements of In Satnav We Trust, Barrow uses his experience to think about his beliefs and the way in which people find meaning in their lives. This certainly gave me a lot to think about and gave the book something a little different.
In Satnav We Trust is available from Amazon.
I’m also hosting a giveaway so you can win a copy of the book and an In Satnav We Trust mug. You can enter here:
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