Review #419 (Book Review #119) :
17 days and 472 pgs later I completed Bear Grylls’ autobiographical MUD SWEAT AND’ TEARS. This is my 2nd read of his books, and 1st ever complete read of a biography, previous to this read half biography of Indian Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar.
This book is a big one, and is full of anecdotes and inspirational quotes wherein he included his childhood details, his family details, his SAS selection routine (quite a lot of pgs dedicated to it), his everest expedition and MAN vs WILD tv show starting details. He has summed up his life journey here. What values he got from his ancestors, where he did schooling, he tells us a lot of his early days. He also shared his friendship bonds, where and how he made friends. The biggest part of the book is dedicated to his SAS selections, which is again an inspiring read.
Though, some other incidents he just finished in few pgs like his journey through North Atlantic Ocean in an open boat (Though he has a separate book for it FACING THE FROZEN OCEAN, which I have already read and an inspiring read). But the biggest drawback of this book is that it is 470 pgs long and can take a toll on you, sometimes you can feel bored, but if you stick its quite an inspirational read, he used some humor and some short sentences but a lot of preaching as well. The best part of this book is colored photographs of his various happenings. Language-wise its easy to read.
I rate it a 5/8 on my scale. Do read it if you get your hand on it.
Jai Raam ji ki