Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure

by Dave Gorman | Humor |
ISBN: 0091897424 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookGroupMan of Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on 10/30/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
From the same witty and mildly anarchic pen as Are you Dave Gorman;

'Like Bruce Chatwin, with a sense of humour, or like Don Quixote, a kind of holy fool of stand-up'

Journal Entry 2 by BookGroupMan from Criccieth, Wales United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 29, 2008
DG follows up the success of ‘Are you Dave Gorman?’ with another contrived and futile comedy travelogue adventure. Whilst avoiding writing a novel Gorman travels the world looking for the rare – or not so rare on this evidence – ‘Googlewhacks’, spiced with a challenge and a ticking clock, neither of which adds a great deal to the exercise IMHO. DG is funny in parts, but his internal dialogue is embarrassingly candid and a little bit too detailed, and it starts to wear a little bit thin.

Fav. Quote. ‘(Ken) had a dark moustache flecked with grey to keep his smile warm.’

One redeeming snippet is my favourite use of a Business Analyst in popular writing! Gorman meets American BA Christa using her WiFi laptop in the airport…a technological marvel way back in 2005!

‘Christa, who described herself as a business analyst, whatever that is, had immediately seen a way through the problem.’

After some diagramming and wisdom;

‘I [still] had no idea what a business analyst actually did for a living, but on this evidence I suspected that she was very good at it.’

Oh, did I mention that I am a Business Analyst?!

Journal Entry 3 by BookGroupMan at Swimming pool in Halifax, West Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Released 11 yrs ago (5/20/2008 UTC) at Swimming pool in Halifax, West Yorkshire United Kingdom



I'm taking this to the Prescott St pool this evening on my way home from work...not sure where I will leave it, probably somewhere dry.

If you find this, welcome to the serendipity of bookcrossing, an appropriate book about random web travels. Enjoy :)

ps. the closest I came to a Googlewhack playing this afternoon was 'Wildfowl Intermediation' - don't ask!

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