At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was he f**k!
With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike obsessed, man want? Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a semi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quite possibly. Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepare to laugh out loud.
©2010 Paul Carter (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
My favorite genres are absurdist humor, Sci-fi & modern fantasy, but, as you can see, I'll read just about anything. Don't mind the typos.
I enjoyed it. Interesting story about a guy circumnavigating Australia on a motorcycle that runs on used cooking oil. What's not to love.
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A funny story
Carters battle with the cockroach and his very australian voice and reactions
Yes, but don't think this is as good as "Don't Tell My Mum I Work on the Rigs"
Do not listen to this book while drinking in public or someone will get covered in drink and spittle
I was dissapointed at the start of the book. I thought it was a big let down and not as funny as "Don't Tell My Mum I Work on the Rigs". But it soon picked up and I was again a very happy boy for purchasing this one
Loving the time saving, knowledge gaining audiobook. There's nothing like a good listen. Currently enjoying genres of survival/adventure, economics, politics, history and religion.
The raw unapologetic aspect to Carter's writing is rather appealing in an age of political correctness. While this is not my favourite Carter the same familiar style continues with many more funny tales about the absurd trip down under on vegie oil.
"good book, shame about the language!"
The story line was excellent and very entertaining. As a motorbike enthusiast and rider I enjoyed the 'experience'.
There were lots of memorable moments. some were laugh-out-loud, some were less so.
I am not a prude by any stretch of the imagination but I would have liked a warning about the strong language. Being a woman of mature years (60+) and a bike rider myself I enjoyed all of the ride and the adventure that Paul took us on.
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