Category Archives: Books

Distant Suns by Sam Manicom: Audible book review

There are many ways I could try to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. The easiest one is this: I was done with it in a week, and it felt decidedly shorter than Under Asian Skies, which it is not. I checked. Distant Suns is the 3rd book Sam Manicom’s round the world… Read More »

Under Asian Skies by Sam Manicom: Audible book review

It didn’t start well. Under Asian Skies for me was preceded by Guy Martin’s autobiography, Zen and the art of Motorcycle maintenance, and Jupiter’s Travels, among other legendary books written by extraordinary human beings. When I started listening to this book, 2 major problems immediately showed up with their ugly and irritating heads. Narration: Almost… Read More »

Audible book review: Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance

The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. It was originally rejected by 121 publishers, more than any other bestselling book, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Oh my fucking gawd what’s wrong with this guy. You end up saying that quite a lot while reading this book, but only in the first half. By… Read More »

Kindle Ebook review: All the Gear, No Idea by Michele Harrison

It’s surprisingly difficult to find honest people nowadays. By honest I don’t mean I’ll-return-your-cash-filled-wallet type honest, I don’t mean outward honesty, what I’m talking about is being honest about yourself, and being honest with yourself. With social media, it’s so easy to project yourself to be something you’re clearly not, but the real danger is going… Read More »

Guy Martin: My Autobiography – Audible book review

I regularly used to say I was born and bred in Kirmington, because up until recently I always thought of the real town of my birth as a shithole. The truth is I actually arrived in this world in Grimsby, in 1981. I was born in the maternity hospital in Nunsthorpe, the roughest estate in… Read More »