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Round Ireland with a Fridge by Tony Hawks
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May 07, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction, own, memoir, 2009
Recommended to Hilary by: Townes v. Z.
Recommended for: Krissy, Haley, Maura
Read in May, 2009 — I own a copy , read count: 1

What a delightful book! The Fridge Man had it far too easy, relying primarily off of his own publicity in order to get rides. I would have liked it if he had had to overcome more adversity in the horrors of rural Ireland. Or if he had at least gotten into a few fights. As it was, this book was a lighthearted testimony to the absurd. Which was pretty fine by me.

The back of the book had promised that it would owe some to Bill Bryson, and I found that it did, but without some of Bryson's more endearing style. The book wasn't all that intellectual, and generally was light reading, but that aided rather than deterred from it's overall casual style.

So, I'd recommend this as some fun summer reading to my more Irishly inclined friends. :)
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