The Life & Times of an Incorrigible by G.M. Roberts

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Rate: 3/5


Medium: Kindle


Overview (No Spoilers): In the preface of The Life & Times of an Incorrigible, Roberts states that his goal in this book is to have a conversation with the reader. Roberts was successful in achieving that effect, having filled his book with one unbelievable story after another. The transitions between stories could sometimes be abrupt, with the only indication that a new story was starting was the beginning of a new paragraph. This pattern caused the reading flow to continually be disrupted, greatly hindering the ability to lose myself in the pages. This being said, it does not take away from the quality and entertainment afforded from Robert’s many adventures. I often will read in the car while Luke chauffeurs me around, as he is fond of saying. Many times while reading The Life & Times of an Incorrigible, I would find myself chuckling or in disbelief and would have to recount the stories to my husband. I believe one of my favorite stories involved the mistaking of a sloth for a jaguar. His tales made me interested in learning more and possibly experiencing scuba diving for the first time. However, with that being said, his stories of the cramped places he had been scuba diving made me cringe due to a slight inclination toward claustrophobia. Also, I’ve read very little about the Vietnam War, within the context of first hand experience rather than just facts. I’m sure I will be seeking out more books on this topic as a result. Overall, I enjoyed reading, or perhaps having a conversation would be a more appropriate term, with Roberts about his life and living vicariously through his adventures.


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