- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 4195 KB
- Print Length: 299 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Fingerpress (22 Mar. 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00J77B5O2
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #120,866 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dog Days - Tales from an American Road Trip: American Travel Stories Kindle Edition
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I felt sorry for his girlfriend Lucy: no wonder she wanted to go home every 10 days if she had to listen to (and evidently mutely agree with) his patronising nonsense about everything and everyone.
Particularly irritating along these lines is his infantile desire to have a 'theological' debate with a barman who he has just met, with the obvious intention to belittle him. I would have thought that after while, when every encounter with another human being follows the same abrasive course, the author would have begun to question whether he should re-think how he approaches people. But then the idea of self reflection doesn't seem to occur to our author. If his intellect was a sharp as he assumes, he may have had some interesting or perceptive things to say about America, it's people and culture. However it's evident he's happy to assume whatever happens is because everyone and everything else is stupid (or black or fat or poor).
There are far more interesting, amusing and observant books about travelling around the USA, that will tell you more about the country and it's people, both good and bad, than this rather bitter, contemptuous self-aggrandising effort.
However, Dog Days is simply a whingefest from start to end. It follows the foul mouthed author and his bats*** crazy temperamental girlfriend on a three month tour across the US by Greyhound and hire car. Expect to read nothing but disparaging remarks about everyone and everything this couple sees. The burgers are too greasy; ‘Mustang Men’ keep staring at his girlfriend; ‘Dawg’ buses are dirty and full of ‘immigrants and undesirables’; people in the US can’t drive (or for that matter can’t think); irrational tirades against tipping waiters who earn minimum wage; ‘black women usually hate (him)’ and are usually Greyhound employees who are ‘black, fat and angry’; referring to Ireland as ‘small, like the people’ when meeting an Irish barman for the first time in Boston and then proceeding in a bellicose manner to insult his Catholicism. I could go on, as there are many more disdainful rants…….Read more ›
Despite their daily frustrations, and the complications of a loving but seemingly doomed relationship, they drive on through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, meet many great characters, and have some wonderful experiences. It's just that what really sticks in your mind and engages you as a reader are their relationship difficulties, the near muggings or rip-offs, and the relentless rants against all that is wrong in the land of the free. It is this merciless bitching, however, that really gives 'Dog Days' its bite.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Entertaining book, but generally in the form of marvelling at how much of a dick the author is. Clearly has a huge budget to travel and an appalling attitude towards, well,... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sam Donati
An obnoxious guy with a seemingly endless supply of money and leisure time drags a much younger woman around the USA. Read morePublished 5 months ago by G WALKER
Andrew obviously detests all things American so this was a very different take on a travel book.....it makes for interesting reading. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Wingless
Humorous outlook on travelling around the US on the greyhound bus with his reluctant other half.Published 15 months ago by therese mcdonnell
I am glad I only purchased a sample of this book. After reading a chapter I realised the author was an obnoxious person . Read morePublished 17 months ago by kit
Interesting tale, but the author comes across as a bit of a tool.Published 23 months ago by Amazon Customer