Good Reading Magazine named it one of the Best Books of 2014.
Sydney Morning Herald His voice is as measured as the footsteps he takes; it is informed and intelligent and yet his ideas are as simple as the tea and lentils he ate while hiking.
Good Reading Magazine (5 star review) The gestation of this book has been almost 20 years, but the wait has been worth it. …(a) meditative, poetic account of those great mountains.
Wild Magazine This is not your standard adventure yarn. Many years and multiple drafts after he completed his epic trek across Pakistan, India and Nepal, Lineen brings us the very personal diary of a 2700-kilometre spiritual quest to come to terms with the freak drowning of his younger brother. … The book features plenty of moments of pure adventure… but none of these are as dramatic as his first stumbling out of the shadows of his grief.
Melbourne Age Giving away the end of a book is considered not so much poor form but an indictable offence. Nevertheless, the last few lines of Jono Lineen’s memoir are a potent way to give the reader the essence of his book: ”Every good thought is a prayer.” This is the conclusion Lineen reaches after an extraordinary journey he undertook, walking the length of the Western Himalayas alone, from Pakistan to Nepal. …He makes it easy to accept the profoundness of “every good thought is a prayer.
Canberra Times An extraordinary odyssey, … it feels like a coalescing of all the multifarious experiences that preceded it.
Australian Geographic Outdoors More than just an adventure, the book details Jono’s immersion in the mountain culture.
Outer Edge Magazine (This) story is about finding yourself, facing the past and embracing the future amongst the highest mountains in the world.
Sydney Morning Herald Traveller …the ultimate exercise in mindfulness.
ABC Radio National’s Natasha Mitchell called it, “… a staggering adventure,” her insightful interview on the Life Matters program is HERE.
ABC TV filmed one of the panels I was on at the Byron Bay Writers Festival on being a stranger in a strange land for their Big Ideas series link to the program is HERE
There is a comprehensive interview with Phillip O’Brien in the Canberra Times HERE