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This review is from: Are You Dave Gorman? (Paperback)Are you Dave Gorman? No, of course you're not. How many Dave Gormans must there be in England, where this book was written, let alone here on the southern tip of Africa, where this review is being written? However, that's the question this hilarious book poses - and it gets answered in a myriad of innovative ways, with a surprisingly high hit rate.The book, which very loosely fits into the humour/travel genre, starts off as a drunken bet between young English flat-mates Dave and Danny, who come across a bit like the pair on Men Behaving Badly, complete with long-suffering but extremely sharp girlfriend.
Danny bets Dave that he can't meet "loads" of other Dave Gormans. The next day, cold, hungry and hung over, they find themselves leaving London on a train to Scotland, on the start of the great Dave Gorman hunt. The challenge is on and it makes riveting reading, full of laddish humour, quirky asides and examples of extreme eccentricity. You'll find yourself bursting out in a guffaw, shaking your head, giggling "what an idiot" and then reading on for more. The best of it all is that it's true. You'll be pleased to hear, Dave, that I've checked the Port Elizabeth phone book, called all the Gormans and there are none listed here. Just so you don't yank poor Danny off down here.