One has only to compare this book with Bill Bryson- who also writes travel books as an America Ex-pat. He has picked up a bit of a British accent, loves Britain, but sees the absurdities.
This narrator instead of fond irony sounds smug and deprecating.
I think I may get the book and try again-in general I have loved Paul Theroux,
Just plain grating, and it was really hard to synthesis the British voice with the american point of view,.
Still struggling to finish
Why ruin a good book ?
The idea is interesting-a son looking foe his fatherm who is travelling in tie
I was pleasantly surprised
The cadence and rhythm of the narration were so irritating that my hackles rose every time I heard"Dave".
Which unfortunately, and not a credit to the author,was far too often.
This is wonderfully written cross between a comedy of manners and science fiction. It is somewhat modeled after
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