What a let-down. Not exactly a total disaster but a modest disappointment.
Not the book. That's fine. In fact Steven Lewis's book is more than fine for it made me laugh throughout at an author who had been rubbing his hands excitedly at the prospect of going on one of the great train journeys, a luxurious sortie across Australia. And who wouldn't be excited at such an opportunity, especially as it was a 'freebie'? Well, for a start not Mrs L who seemed to anticipate some drawbacks and arranged to accompany her husband only as far as Adelaide. Women have this uncanny sense of foreboding so they say.
So don't bother with this book if you don't love the thrilling adventure of train journeys and visiting remote hamlets which even the ghosts have left. Don't even pick it up if the notion of endless barren lands does not appeal. But read it most of all if you enjoy a laugh at the tongue-in-cheek discomfiture and disappointments of a really good travel writer. And I guess that he must have been able to comfort himself throughout the whole dismal business at the thought that he had a genuinely funny book just waiting to be written as soon as he escaped.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 718 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Taleist (6 December 2011)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006J2VBCO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 32 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #393,416 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)