Fresh from reading Paul Carter's "Is that thing diesel?" I'm keen to get my hands on his other book also recently purchased for the collection - just awaiting accessioning.
I picked it up on Friday to have a quick flick while out on cross country duty and found myself buried in its rollicking anecdotal style. Rudely ignoring Miss Tucker and Mrs Walker who were on the same checkpoint, I chuckled and guffawed my way through the first quarter of the book. Whilst I must give a language warning as it is fairly heavily peppered with expletives, Paul Carter is a great storyteller. My interest in motorbikes is minimal - I owned a Honda 90 in my twenties, my son is a motorbike tragic and I work hard to ignore his lengthy monologues about the intricacies of motorbikes, their performance and their engines - yet I was compelled to fly through this highly readable account of Carter's circumnavigation of Australia on a bio diesel bike.
Needless to say, Friday night was spent finishing the book and it has already been passed on to a friend who had heard of the author and was looking for one to read. I headed back to the final instalment of the Wool trilogy "Dust" for the remainder of the weekend. I can thoroughly recommend this series too.