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I’m Off Then

Hape Kerkeling’s journal of his travels along the Camino de Santiago, I’m Off Then, was the first (and thusfar only) direct account I’ve read of the pilgrimage.

A German comedian who takes life rather lightly, doesn’t enjoy excessive physical activity and is far from a fundamentalist Christian, Kerkeling seems an unlikely candidate to tackle Christianity’s best-known pilgrim’s route. Nevertheless, he paints it as an incredible experience, one that is enjoyable, meaningful and insightful in a real, powerful and completely honest way. He furthermore writes with a clarity and humour that make the book difficult to put down.

This book has left me incredibly excited by the prospects of my own Camino later this year.

 

2 Comments

  1. dorette
    Posted 7 May ’11 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    his surname makes him likely :)

    • linsen
      Posted 7 May ’11 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

      Geldige punt :-P

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