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The Overland Triker book reviews

This past week, I was advised by a reader that some folks had reviewed one of my books on Amazon, The Overland Triker, which is a book written to assist trike enthusiasts with pedaling their trikes cross country. I rarely keep current on book sales or reviews, but I just dedicated a visit to Amazon and harvested these comments about what others think of the book. Click HERE to visit the Amazon review page directly, or read below. Touring time is approaching!

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FROM: “Pen Name”   TITLE OF REVIEW: Zzzzzz

“Sir if I wanted a lesson in philosophy or physiology I would purchase textbooks.
Also when commenting on the measurement systems of other countries, please research to make sure they are accurate;(Australia went decimal in late 60’s),
Nice 15 pages on trike touring though!” (rating: 1 star)

FROM: “Vladut bulai”   TITLE OF REVIEW: it was like your best friend went ahead and gave you all the tricks

“Thank you a lot Steve for being so honest about your life experience on a trike. This book is a must be for someone who is planing a change of life, another perspective of traveling around the world.” (rating: 5 stars)

FROM: “Nelraymit”   TITLE OF REVIEW: Buy a trike and see your world!

“Cars remove us from our environment as well as poisoning it. Steve makes you want to get out on a recumbent trike and see the world as it really is. He also shows you what you need and how to use it. Great book!” (rating: 5 stars)

FROM: “Lloyd Williams”   TITLE OF REVIEW: A Great Adventure…

“This book takes the reader on a great adventure through the eyes of three different perspectives. The trials and joys are clearly expressed and the reader feels like they are along for the ride.” (rating: 5 stars)


4 responses

  1. Gary W. Bunting

    Obviously, the troubled fellow who was asleep (‘zzzzzz’) during his reading of this great work was voted out by three others, more astute readers of your book, Steve. Good on ya’ is my honest vote on THE OVERLAND TRIKER, along with six (6), count ’em…SIX stars!!!

    Keep up the good work, my friend,


    February 27, 2013 at 10:38 am

  2. I agree with you completely, Gary.

    March 1, 2013 at 2:02 am

  3. Dave bEEDON

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Overland Triker.” In fact, once I started it I could hardly put it down. It is packed full of good information and I learned a lot from it. (Steve, thanks a bunch for writing it!) Because it has so much useful information—and good stories—it’s a book that I’ll keep for future reference.

    However, that reference function is limited because the book lacks an index. When looking for “information X” in a book lacking an index, the search can be long and fruitless. For example, where would a new reader look to see what Steve has to say about pedals? Or energy food? Having read the book, I might have a better idea of where to look than would someone new to the book, but it would still be work.

    Should it be work? If I got on a soapbox to pontificate, I would say, “information wants to be found.” A table of contents can help a reader find information, but it cannot cope with the possibility that “information X” appears in more than one section of a book, and it still might force a person to wade through 30 pages to find the desired data. An index overcomes the shortcomings of a table of contents.

    Creating an index is a lot of work, which adds to the cost of producing a book. However, the result is a more versatile (and thus more valuable) product. I encourage Steve to ensure that future works of non-fiction—and reprints of existing ones—contain an index.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:52 pm

  4. Dave Beedon

    I need to watch out for CAPS LOCK.

    March 4, 2013 at 8:56 pm