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3.0 out of 5 stars Not his best, 29 Oct. 2011
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This review is from: Dave Gorman vs The Rest of the World
This one was a little disappointing.

Don't get me wrong, I like Dave's books, standup, TV & radio shows, but this book just felt a bit flat.

It lacks the conceit that his earlier books do - there's no challenge to get across America / meet other Dave Gormans etc - it's just Dave travelling to a provincial town, chatting to a stranger, playing a board game at their kitchen table or throwing something wooden at something else wooden in a pub and then coming home again. Perhaps if he'd been challenged by an old schoolfriend who thought he was instictively good at games to get out there and win more than he loses, or if Dave had set out to infiltrate the world of bowls / live action role-play / pub dominoes leagues etc then it might have given us an insight into another walk of life that we the reader wouldn't otherwise have experienced, but it's just Dave writing about something he does to fill in off days. Whilst Dave keeps score of how many he wins and loses, which gives some sort of framework to the whole thing, he seems, unannounced, to stop bothering with this halfway through, which makes you question why you're still reading it.

There are some nice lines in there, some intriguing observations and the footnotes are always pleasing (and there's three or four _very_ good pages (you'll know which pages I mean if you've read the book), but this book just lacked 'it'. Shame. I'll buy Dave's next book though. Hope it's better.
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