From backpack to bicycle and now on a motorcycle, but still on a budget, the author, a compulsive traveller, embarks on a journey East from England with Mongolian intentions. In possession of a goo [Read more ...]
Product code: 101391
Manufacturers code: In Search of Greener Grass
From backpack to bicycle and now on a motorcycle, but still on a budget, the author, a compulsive traveller, embarks on a journey East from England with Mongolian intentions. In possession of a good sense of direction, a vague sense of balance and no sense of proportion; this particular trip is financed by modest winnings from an uncharacteristic appearance on a TV game show. Riding a bargain eBay purchase Kawasaki KLR 650 and travelling solo into places beyond the guide book. A daily diary of achievements and mistakes incurred in a transient lifestyle, with mixed emotions from overawed to just plain bored, and making the best of decisions made while trying not to reflect on the alternatives.
This is a refreshingly honest, thought provoking, humorous and informative account based on a lifetime of first hand encounters, anecdotes, wisdom and occasional alcohol induced inspiration. Offering an unavoidable wealth of experience which takes the reader with him, as the journey twists and turns on the road which the author hopes will lead him to greener grass.
Without giving too much away from this deeply involving book, I can definitely say that if you are only expecting travel literature, you are very much mistaken. This is much, much more. Written straight from the heart of a complex and charismatic character, In Search of Greener Grass details a journey that is as much psychological as it is geographical. While we are brilliantly guided from Essex to the slightly more exotic Mongolia, we are also guided through the fascinating mind of the very real narrator; for every exciting event on the journey, there is an often endearing, and always honest, insight into the traveler. Baring all and bravely written, this book is an exotic slice of real life.
I’ m an avid book reader of anything to do with motorbikes and usually once started they take me only 3 to four evenings to get through them. Every now and then I come across a book that I just cannot put down; I find I have to read whilst cooking, eating, bathing etc. And this book was one of those, finishing it in more or less a days and a half’s reading. I loved the down to earth and honest comments of his thoughts and feeling that we all have when travelling and meeting new people but are sometimes too ‘pc’ to say out loud. It made me laugh many times out loud. The explanations and referrals he makes relate to anyone who has enjoyed biking, rock festivals and are in their 40’s. He makes you feel part of the story and draws you into his life as though you have known him for years. Being able to lose yourself in a book like this is a rare treat.