"Captures a sense of sadness fused with a rush of adrenaline at Vietnam is once again reborn."
"A most excellent adventure story."
"A fascinating and fun book to read. Recommended."
"Christopher Hunt is good company ... The war is obviously an important part of the puzzle that is Vietnam, and the Ho Chi Minh Trail is a relic of it, but Mr Hunt uses the trail as a way to get to today's Vietnam, not as a vein-opening pathway to an exquisite angst. The device works nicely. All kinds of rogues seem to find him, from gangster wannabes to pimps to the more pathetic kind of American Vietnam vet, and the result is an evocative and funny book that rings true. "