Free Read [Crime Book] ↠ Unholy Pilgrims: How One Man Thought Walking 800 Kilometres Across Spain Would Sort Out His Life - by Tom Trumble Ï

By Tom Trumble | Comments: ( 899 ) | Date: ( Sep 21, 2019 )

Sometimes the slow road can be the fastest way to sort things outRelationship challenged, with the r sum of a vagrant, Tom Trumble is at one of life s crossroads So he takes up an offer to go on a seriously long walk the ancient Christian pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the domain of the devout.Despite his good intentions, Tom s route takes him intoSometimes the slow road can be the fastest way to sort things outRelationship challenged, with the r sum of a vagrant, Tom Trumble is at one of life s crossroads So he takes up an offer to go on a seriously long walk the ancient Christian pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the domain of the devout.Despite his good intentions, Tom s route takes him into every bar along the way while crossing paths with the loopy and the wise, the pious and the distinctly ungodly He finds himself contending with song happy evangelists, unlikely scholars and enlightened globetrotters, and randy backpackers out to bed every pilgrim they meet Not to mention his own very restless demons, some of which lead him to confront troubles he thought he d left at home.Unholy Pilgrims is an irreverent and engaging take on figuring out what the hell to do with your life.


  • Title: Unholy Pilgrims: How One Man Thought Walking 800 Kilometres Across Spain Would Sort Out His Life
  • Author: Tom Trumble
  • ISBN: 9780143205852
  • Page: 185
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Tom Trumble

Tom Trumble is an author, journalist and ghostwriter He has studied music, history and journalism All of Tom s books are published by Penguin.



Comments Unholy Pilgrims: How One Man Thought Walking 800 Kilometres Across Spain Would Sort Out His Life

  • Marianne

    Best camino book I have read. Laugh a minute, great mix of characters, history, the walk and a personal journey with a sting at the end. Not for the pious zealots who are also encountered on the way.


  • Davey Wallace

    It is difficult to capture the thrill of an adventure, the warmth and humour of true companionship, and the troubles associated with being a responsible, adult-like person when you are laden with nostalgia and still, in many ways, have more in common, on paper at least, with someone much younger than yourself. Tom Trumble book captures all of these in his genre defying book "Unholy Pilgrims".His laconic attitude as protagonist is reflected in the ease and simplicity of his prose; a deep love of [...]


  • Sarah Jacobs

    This book is fantastic - I loved it. The writer tells the story in a highly entertaining and relatable way. It's not just about the Camino trail, it's a great read for anyone who's feeling a bit lost and wants to figure things out. I enjoyed it so much that I read it in one day and then started over for a second time. As he walks along the month-long trail, the writer describes many delightful tales of the history of the Camino, which are surprising and amusing. We also get a good sense of the e [...]


  • John Gough

    This is a personal story of one young Australian man’s pilgrimage from the French border, across the Pyrenees, to Santiago de Compostela, in north-west Spain. It is many other things as well.In this, his first book, experienced in 2008 and written across the two following years, in his late twenties, Tom Trumble also explores – literally, and metaphorically, en route the stories of fellow pilgrims, Tom’s own back-story that led to his decision to go on the pilgrimage, the history of the pi [...]


  • Robin Massey

    So I am not that into blokey Aussies. (Definition – Male Australian who traditionally drinks, smokes and may have a collection of old fashioned attitudes towards women. May also be a decent guy.) I am into long distance walking, however, so Tom got me with 'Camino de Santiago de Compostela'. As readers may know, this long distance walk, which traditionally begins in either France or Italy finishes in the northern Spanish town of Santiago. Pilgrims are granted a document allowing them to stay a [...]


  • Denise

    I hope Marie has organized for Tom to come & talk to the boys, I have a list of questions to ask him!Questions I noted down whilst reading:* Have names been changed to protect the guilty? The acknowledgements page took care of this.* Did Dave ever play alongside Shane Crawford at Finley FC?* How would you recommend avoiding the Camino virus?* Did Edward go to MHS? No, seeing as he went to a private school, I'm thinking probs Scotch or MG.* Bedbugs - best remedy?* Will we be reading Dave's ve [...]


  • Matt

    A highly amusing and compelling travelogue-come-delayed coming of age woven together with an historical narrative that will enlighten the most learned and toucheing on the theological and spiritual in enough measure to discomfort the neo-athiestWanted to give it a 4.5 but couldn't so gave it a 5. realistically a 4 to be honest


  • Cathy

    Am setting off for the Camino today. Glad I read it and glad I am going. I anticipate drinking a lot less beer than Tom and Dan


  • Nancy

    A pilgrimage as one long drunk. Reports of hangovers interspersed with bits cribbed from the guidebooks. An authentic experience but not one to read about.


  • Ecarey

    Fantastic. Laughed out loud.


  • John

    Light reading, not much depth


  • Bronwen

    More about Tom Trumble than the Camino. More about inebriation than contemplation - and that was tiresome to read about. It was a quick read, and I did laugh out loud several times, so it was certainly amusing.


  • Sylvia Kelso

    After reading this book I have decided there is a sub-genre of Camino-story books titled, Drunken Australians Walk Spain and Embarrass Compatriots. I did laugh at times, very much insider-Oz laughter, but more often I winced at the behaviour of the second more-or-less-gormless pair of Oz-ites to blunder down the Camino de Frances, dragging unsuitable packs and unhandy equipment and a load of personal baggage, and managing to upset or outrage both fellow pilgrims and unfortunate Spaniards and Gal [...]


  • D'face

    This is an easy and entertaining read which does not convey much about the Camino, but is interesting nonetheless.The author joins a friend and walks the Camino through October so as to reach the cathedral at the end by All Saints Day and be able to see the swinging thurible fill the Apostle’s cathedral with incense. The pilgrimage itself seems to have been largely a pub tour with little learnt along the way, although the author does introduce some interesting and annoying characters. There is [...]


  • Alex Jasper

    I'm astonished that this book was published. Trumble is a very poor descriptor, rehashing the same old camino stories that are in all the guidebooks, and that everyone who walks the camino, or has ever read about it, already knows. He captures none of the magic of Spain, or of the camino - which is abundant and readily accessible even to atheist walkers. There is no personal evolution, or even much thought, evidenced in the journey he has put on paper, and so one must ask - why would anyone care [...]


  • Bron

    Great book! Two guys do the Camino Santiago de Compostella and have all sorts of adventures while accidently finding themselves. Autobiographical style, easy to read and intelligently written. I now want to do "The Way of St James" too, maybe with less alcohol.


  • Pam Saunders

    Read because a work colleague is walking the Camino and I thought I should understand why. As the author is still not sure why he did this 800km walk it is not surprising I am still a bit vague too. It was a pleasant read with some solid research but left me with no desire to do the walk.


  • David Collins

    Its an ok book, but not one you would want to read if you were planning on walking the Camino. At times it appears to be a bit self indulgent, but I think that is just the style.


  • Amanda Markham

    Not as good as I was hoping. Too much boozing and woe-is-me hangovers. Was ok for a light read, but not inspiring in any way.


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