Monday, April 14, 2008

The Road to Gobblers Knob

I had overlooked The Road to Gobblers Knob on the cataloging shelf at work until it actually got on my cart to look at. Once I did, I had to read it. A 6'6" Irish travel writer and ex-volleyball player rides a Triumph Tiger along the Pan-American Highway from Chile to Alaska. Lots to like there.

I really liked Geoff Hill's voice. He noodles off on silly jokes and philosophical wanderings sometimes, but you can tell they're all really heartfelt and genuine. Fun to read, although I'm sure I missed a few nuances with the Britticisms. Kinda wish he would have mentioned how he fit his height onto a stock Tiger for all those miles, though...

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Gail said...

referencing people's heights: I forget the adjustments tall people make in this "made for the average person" world. But then I still fume at not being able to reach the top shelf in the kitchen cabinets and having a counter too high for kneading bread. Oh, well, I can always stand on phone books!

SnowLeopard said...

This is a fun review, Turi! I like your word choices-noodleing and Britticisms. Fun stuff. Sounds like something you'd really enjoy, with your height commonalities. :)