This is possibly the funniest book I’ve ever read. Granted, I don’t read a lot of comedy, but as someone who reads in public places, I regularly drew embarrassing attention to myself snorting at unexpected moments.
Less of a travel book – although the major tourist spots are mentioned – this book is more a hilarious look at family, and particularly the father-son relationship between Aussie males. Despite the steady stream of jokes, I found the gentle reveals of Adam’s experiences with his dad both familiar and illuminating. The book not only recounts a family holiday, but also the discoveries we can make about ourselves when we finally see our parents as real, flawed people with their own insecurities and desires.
I flew through this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. Highly recommend it as an uplifting and very funny ride. Just maybe don’t read it on the tram.
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Viking; 1 edition (20 August 2019)
- ISBN-10: 014379339X
- ISBN-13: 978-0143793397
- Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 1.9 x 23.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 340 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #37 in Travel Writing Reference