Review by Leyla Ann -- Man Mission by Eytan Uliel

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Review by Leyla Ann -- Man Mission by Eytan Uliel

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Man Mission" by Eytan Uliel.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Man Mission by Eytan Uliel is an Australian fictional book. The story revolves around 4 best friends who go through crazy adventures on a yearly basis and do activities that live up to their manliness.

The idea of “Man Mission” was formed nonchalantly by both of the narrator and his friend Sam during their college days. Back then, their thought extended merely as far as a wish to travel around the world and discover new places. Unfortunately, the thought was put on a hold for a few years, that is until Sam took the initiative to suggest executing the idea to the narrator through a phone call, which led to them having an unforgettable first experience. The latter resulted in them formalising man mission and making it an annual ritual. Intriguing as it is, it only took one more mission to tempt their friend Daniel into joining them and eventually an additional one before the team was completed with the presence of their other friend Alec.

For your average guy, their activities are as extreme as they come: biking, hiking, kayaking, trekking, paddling, ice climbing, etc. What’s more amusing are the anecdotes which accompany said activities; that dose of humour included exceeds the definition of addictive.

In addition to all the fun, there is a noteworthy amount of wisdom in the story. It covers the most important prospects of life like relationships, marriage, family, manhood, friendship, regret, expectations, etc., meticulously that it makes it impossible not to fall in love with the book overall.

It goes the least to say that I have enjoyed reading this book until the very last page. Not only did I like the story as a whole, but also how the author was so considerate as to add a simple map introducing the area in which the following man mission will take place. I also liked the quotes and verses added before diving into mission-related details.

In light of the above and considering how I barely came across one or two typos/grammatical errors, I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I really wish I could give it more stars because it absolutely deserves it.

The book contains non-borderline profanity, so people who are not comfortable with such expressions may not find it enjoyable as much as I did. For others who may overlook it though, this book is definitely worth reading as it goes beyond enjoyable and as far as educational by providing meaningful lessons along the lines.

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I loved the maps too! And I also did not mind the profanities, I actually think they add to the humor in the book. I also read it and reviewed it and I enjoyed it a lot in spite of my initial doubts :)
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Yeah me too! I don't exaggerate when I say that I deem their presence to be of great importance to the point of man mission.
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It's commendable you were able to identify the protagonist with no difficulties. It took me some time before I was able to identify the name of the protagonist. You did great in your review. Kudos.
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Leyla Ann wrote: ↑
25 Jan 2020, 06:33
Yeah me too! I don't exaggerate when I say that I deem their presence to be of great importance to the point of man mission.
Those are situations where profanities are normally used. I think this is a case where profanities are not gratuitous, as their use give a deeper sense of what's happening to the characters.
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