George Dibbern: His Life and Quest

Adventurer ~ Sailor-Philosoper ~ Free Thinker ~ Self-declared Citizen of the World


Dark Sun, at 544 pages, is a big book and probably a nightmare with respect to meeting a deadline. One reviewer produced his assessments of both Dark Sun and former President Bill Clinton’s autobiography in the same weekend issue of a newspaper! Inevitably and understandably, inaccuracies appear in reviews—as they do in articles based on the journalist having conducted a ~45 minute telephone interview, without ever having read the book.

I draw your attention to these realities in order to avoid confusion and to explain contradictions with the chronology. When in doubt, consider the chronology as the accurate source.

The Weekend Herald CANVAS [New Zealand] Saturday – Sunday, 19-20 June 2004

• The Dominion Post [New Zealand]Wednesday, 23 June 2004

Sunday Star Times [New Zealand]Sunday, 27 June 2004

Manawatu Standard [New Zealand] Weekendextra Magazine, Saturday, 3 July 2004

New Zealand Memories Issue #53 April/May 2005

Nor’westing [USA] Vol. 40, Issue 11, October 26, 2005, p. 52
Boat Journal [Canada] November 10 – December 8, 2005, p.49