4 out of 4 stars
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Man Mission by Eytan Uliel is a story of four young friends who knew each other way back in grammar school and during their years in the university had an idea of adventure by going to different areas all over the world and after university and beginning their working career they created a custom every year taking a week-long adventure trip together. They established a rule that guided them to determine where they will go and the main rule was to use their human power and therefore they went hiking, biking or kayaking traveling around the world.
In the course of there travel they met different people who advised them well but unfortunately they never took in the advice of one person in the trip from Tokyo to Niigata, Japan was Mr. Takeda who advised them that men do not usually say how they feel consequently advised them to always tell their wives that they love them to always tell their parents who they love them and to always tell their children who they love them. He went on to tell them that that was the secret to a happy life. Unfortunately, all four friends' marital life needed to be salvaged by therapy. They also met the three Taiwanese who were so open to talk freely about what was happening to them that amused them all. They also met drug dealers who rescued Sam when he could not proceed with the trip due to injury.
The author also narrates how the four friends' love life and career progress with time. As the four friends grow older they become stable on their jobs with higher benefits and responsibilities their families also grow in number except for Alec who marries late and also takes a longer time to have stability at work. As time goes we realized the families have poor communication, frequent fights, cheating on their spouses which eventually leading to separation, divorce, or just living together but not affectionately. There was also upward mobility in their careers where they could live comfortably and could also afford some luxury that they needed up to a point where their family crisis started impacting negatively on their work performance and also was demotivated.
l rate the book 4 stars out of 4. l give this rating because of the author's great style of writing, he has used 'l' making the reader feel he is part and parcel of the story. His great description of the place and activities in the book is very good. What l like most about the book his style of flashing back and en-lighting the reader what has been happening in the four friends live within there man mission event. What l dislike most about the book is the vulgar language used.
The book has been professionally edited as there are no noted grammar or spelling mistakes. There are two or three scenes that are erotic. l can strongly recommend people approaching the mid-life crisis age to read the book because it provides various ways of dealing with their challenges.
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