Book Review: Finding Gobi - Dion Leonard
I hope that everyone had a lovely weekend, and for those that celebrate Father's Day, I hope it was an enjoyable one, just as ours was.
I recently read Finding Gobi, as it had been a while since I'd read a non-fiction book, and I'd heard good things about this one.
Dion Leonard is an ultra marathon runner, originally from Australia, now living in the UK with his wife Lucja.
He competes in marathons in extreme places throughout the world, often in harsh conditions - for example, the Kalahari and Sahara deserts.
In 2016, whilst competing in a 155 mile trek across the Gobi desert, Dion notices a stray little dog, whom he decides to call 'Gobi'.
The dog takes an instant liking to him, and little Gobi runs alongside Dion for almost 80 miles over the Tian Shan mountains.
By the end of the race, they have formed an unbreakable bond. Dion vows to bring Gobi home with him to the UK, but what follows is a very long and stressful journey for them both.
Finding Gobi is a very sweet, feel-good story and it was so lovely to read about the relationship Dion has with Gobi, and the lengths he would go to to ensure that Gobi was safe and cared for throughout their adventure.
This book is suitable for both young and older readers, (it's about 240 pages in length) and I'm sure that animal lovers in particular will enjoy this incredibly heartwarming story.
A movie adaptation is also in the works.
Finding Gobi is available now, RRP $22.99
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