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Up The Creek Without a Mullet: A hair-brained journey across the globe: Volume 1 (The Mullet Adventures) Paperback – 1 Feb 2010
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About the Author
Simon Varwell is a a travel writer interested in the more unusual and lesser-known destinations around the world ones that lurk far off the beaten track or are hiding right under our noses. His first two books - Up the Creek Without a Mullet, and The Return of the Mullet Hunter - tell the story of his whimsical ongoing mission to visit various places around the world with the word "mullet" in their name. His third book, The Next Stop, is an account of his six-day, stop-by-stop journey down the Inverness to Edinburgh rail line. Simon was born in 1978 and grew up in Benbecula in the Western Isles of Scotland. He is married and lives in Inverness. His website can be found at www.simonvarwell.co.uk.
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Part Dave Gorman, part Bill Bryson, this book charts Simon's adventures in Albania, Ireland and Australia, visiting as many 'mullets' as he can. Simon's prose is conversational and witty, with a knack for a dead on observation and a real way with words. The whole book is also shot through with humour and lovely moments where our hero faces challenges or meets interesting folk. There's even a little bit of media darling-ism in there too!
We travel with Simon as he tries to complete his quest and prevent his mullet fascination taking over his life, and he gives lots of detail on all of the places he visits. Indeed, his observations on Ireland came in really handy as I read them just before I went there myself.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It's entertaining and well-researched, and has plenty of chuckles and thoughtful moments throughout. I would thoroughly recommend this book to you if you enjoy non-fiction, travel writing, or indeed any book where a man or woman sets off on a bit of a project (for example, the books of Danny Wallace or the aforementioned Gorman). A gem.
This is the true story of how the author's interest (some may say obsession) with spotting people with the distinctive 80s hairstyle developed into a search for places called Mullet. This takes him on various journeys visit Mullet villages, towns and creeks. Along the way he meets people, makes friends, and stirs up a media storm in Australia.
It is a very funny and somewhat fascinating commentary on places like Albania and Ireland what I found very interesting. Not being a very widely travelled person myself and especially having no attraction to the idea of solo-travelling it was good to hear about the joys and frustrations of the journeys, as well as the insights into the places visited and characters met along the way.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quirky, humorous read, anyone who enjoys travelling or who wants to know more about Albania, Ireland, Australia. Or simply if you want a good read.
The above reviewer nailed it. Part Dave Gorman, Part Michael Palin, Part Bill Bryson. Mr Varwell really manages to suck you in and make you just as obsessed with mullets as he has become. Read about the mixed perils of dealing with the Australian media and the issues surrounding the lives some of our Eastern European cousins.
Mr Varwell really does try and educate us all about some of the places he visits and I hope that one of his Mullet's turns out to be more than just a creek in the middle of nowhere. Although given his unique style of writing I was happy with the fact that he'd been there let alone what he discovered when he got there.
Read it and start your own Mullet League Table. I still haven't seen a Chullet!
"Gentle" could be seen as an insulting word, but this is gentle, charming, and amusing in the most positive sense. If you want an alternative to the well-trodden path of Bryson, Hawkes, et al, give this book a shot. It's well worth a read, and I am keen to read about the continuation of his quest.
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