The Way My Way by Bill Bennett
Mostly, with some exceptions, I’ve been avoiding reading about the Camino de Santiago, I’d rather just go and enjoy or suffer whatever comes my way, without developing any preconceived ideas. But something about this book called to me. Bill Bennett is 60 years old with dodgy knees. A little like me! Maybe this is what made me want to read this delightful book. I say delightful, but I also found it sometimes horrifying to think I would be there very soon, suffering as he was suffering, while walking the exact route he was describing.
This book is a great, no-hold-back story about one man’s journey of the Camino. It’s extremely humourous, very touching and also a very insightful account of this 1000k pilgrimage walk. I picked up many tips on what to do and, probably more importantly, what not to do. At times the author gives a very touching account of his experiences.
I found myself laughing out loud and wanting to read passages aloud to whoever was nearby. That, to me, is the sign of a good read. And the fact that it was “unputdownable” proves to me that this book is entitled to be described as one of the best books written about the Camino.
I’m now following the author’s blog as he prepares to lead a tour of the Portugese Way of the Camino de Santiago
You can check out Bill Bennett’s Blog here