What a wonderful memoir of "the Middle East Run" in the 1970's! The book is light hearted and easy to read but at the same time it gives an excellent idea of the work involved and the problems and pressures one encountered. There are a couple of tales that would cause my maiden aunt to wrinkle her nose but, then again, she'd be unlikely to read about lorry driving anyhow - and they are all part of the story.
Whilst I enjoyed the drawings, it would have been nice to see some photographs as well. For such photographs I would recommend TRANSORIENT, by Markus Schär and others.
If I have any criticism of the text itself, it is the implication that this all started in the early 1970's. It certainly grew enormously in the 1970's, but the Middle East Run was already well established in the 1960's, with the Bulgarians, Romanians and Hungarians particularly in evidence, at least in Turkey. But that is a minor detail and does not detract from the five star rating. If you want to know what those heady, hectic days were like or want a bit of nostalgia, look no further.