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  • Publisher: Ebury Press; 1st. Edition edition (2 Jun. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091928478
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091928476
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 334,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"There's a warm humanity to the book, built on the camraderie of strangers united in gamesmanship" (Chortle)

"Engaging" (Shortlist)

"A hugely entertaining book ... I definitely recommend it" (Curiousbookfans.co.uk) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Bestselling author Dave Gorman is back and he wants to challenge you to a game

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By Peter Lee TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 16 Sept. 2011
I've enjoyed Dave Gorman's previous books but for some reason this one was a bit of a disappointment.

Dave likes playing games - not computer games, but "proper" games, maybe involving a board, maybe something you throw, possibly cards or other things you place on a table. One day he posted a message on Twitter asking if anyone fancied playing a game and he received numerous responses inviting him to play the likes of Cluedo, Monopoly, and some less familiar examples such as Khet, Kubb, and IDVE. The book then sees Dave travel around the country to meet these people and play a game. Some of these meetings are planned, some are not - such as when he is invited to play a card game with some elderly American tourists in a Lakeland hotel - and some are eventful whilst others aren't.

Despite the occasional laughs the book feels a little aimless, as though Dave doesn't really know what to do with it. Some of his other books have eventually had some kind of moment of epiphany, where he's had something of a moment of clarity and discovered something about life etc. but this time he just wanders from meeting to meeting and the book doesn't even have an ending - a fact he admits himself on the final page. I confess that at the end I did feel a little "oh - is that it?" despite having enjoyed most of my time with the book.

I did like the numerous footnotes, many of which include web links to YouTube clips etc. explaining passages from the text, and the cover is very nicely designed. The book itself though is amiable but a bit aimless, and therefore a little disappointing.
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I'm a bit of a Dave Gorman fan. Not the creepy, stalky kind, but I narrowly missed his 'Are You Dave Gorman?' gig, caught and thoroughly enjoyed his 'Googlewhack' gig, read and liked both his earlier books, and am always happy to see him pop up on TV. So I was pleased when my partner bought this book to read on a recent holiday, and have just read it myself.

The thing is, though, I don't think it matters if you've never heard of Dave Gorman, because this is a really good book. It's well-written, funny, engaging and very readable. Dave Gorman manages to reflect on subjects including friendship, relationships, tribalism, gender and risk without ever getting heavy or didactic. The 'voice' of the book is consistent and assured, and the way Dave Gorman writes the surprising end section is beautifully judged. If you enjoy quirky, humorous memoir or travelogue, I'd recommend this book highly.
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Format: Paperback
Dave Gorman has effectively created the bloke-meets-challenge genre. Previous escapades have involved searching for namesakes (Are You Dave Gorman?), internet search anomalies (Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure), and brand-free roadtrips (America Unchained).

Whereas the first of these starts out as a bet, and the third was born out of an idea for a film, the principle behind this book is more similar to "Googlewhack", i.e. Gorman has the spark of an idea and then runs with it, and out the other end comes a book.

But because this is now a tried and tested method, there is always the lingering doubt that it's never as spontaneous as it first appears. "If it's all done off-the-cuff, how does he remember so much about it?" is a question that springs to mind throughout (certainly the beginning of) this book. In fact, there is a whole chapter devoted to his agent and an agency discussing his latest "project" as Gorman looks innocently on, wondering what they could be talking about. I'm not convinced, but I can let that sort of thing slide if the "story" is worth reading.

The writing style is clever enough and funny enough to keep me interested. There is a mix of games that hark back to my childhood, combined with a few new games that I might now seek out and play myself. The book is a mixture of a story of a man trying to fill time while his loved one is away and a nostalgic look back at how people of a certain age used to play board games all the time.

As a writer, I think Gorman is one of the best at what he does. This doesn't capture the imagination like Are You Dave Gorman?, or Danny Wallace's Yes Man or Join Me: The True Story of a Man Who Started a Cult by Accident, but as a trip down memory lane for thriysomething blokes, it'll do just fine.
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By SH on 17 Jun. 2012
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First off, I love Daves other books. I think his writing style is enjoyable and easy to get in to. I think its interesting to see in this book how he his writing has changed and matured from the "Are you Dave Gorman" years.

I enjoyed this book, but I felt overall there was something lacking...almost like an excitement or enthusiasm that was evident in his previous work.

I personally didn't find it particuarly gripping. It was enjoyable, and has some lovely stories in, but I find it hard to really rave about it, when I can describe it best as "nice".

Overall, however, I would reccomend this book.
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Dave Gorman has effectively created the bloke-meets-challenge genre. Previous escapades have involved searching for namesakes (Are You Dave Gorman?, internet search anomalies Dave Gorman's Googlewhack Adventure, and brand-free roadtrips America Unchained.

Whereas the first of these starts out as a bet, and the third was born out of an idea for a film, the principle behind this book is more similar to "Googlewhack", i.e. Gorman has the spark of an idea and then runs with it, and out the other end comes a book.

But because this is now a tried and tested method, there is always the lingering doubt that it's never as spontaneous as it first appears. "If it's all done off-the-cuff, how does he remember so much about it?" is a question that springs to mind throughout (certainly the beginning of) this book. In fact, there is a whole chapter devoted to his agent and an agency discussing his latest "project" as Gorman looks innocently on, wondering what they could be talking about. I'm not convinced, but I can let that sort of thing slide if the "story" is worth reading.

The writing style is clever enough and funny enough to keep me interested. There is a mix of games that hark back to my childhood, combined with a few new games that I might now seek out and play myself.
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