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Road Fever; A High-Speed Travelogue

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  • Posted March 23, 2010

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    Break neck paced

    Garry Sowerby and Tim Cahill pursue the speed record for driving a GMC truck from Tierra del Fuego in South America at the southernmost, to Prudhoe Bay in Alaska at the north, a total distance of 15,000 miles! The record was 50 days, but that was unverified. So they enlist Ross McWhirter of the Guiness Book of Records to ascertain that their achievement would be a verified record. They believed they could make the journey in 25 days.

    The book was not that entertaining to read. The two men were traveling at such a break neck pace and didn't really stop through the entire journey, save for border crossings. What observaional detail there was, is crammed into such short space that it is lost. There was some interesting drama between the men as they endured the experience,but that didn't make up for the lack of any real fleshed out story detail. And after the first 95% of the book tells of the journey through Mexico, the rest of the journey is told in about 15 pages!

    If the authors goal was to make the reader experience the slam bang pace of the journey as if they were along on the trip he succeeded. But to me there were many situations and places on the trip that could have been fleshed out better. Maybe even add a map or two. And about the second half of the journey? I guess nothing happened. By the end I just wanted the trip (and the read) to be over. Oh, by the way, they set the record in 23 and 1/2 days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2001

    Four stars at least, maybe five

    This is a funny, interesting, well-written book concerning a Guiness world-record setting road trip from hell. All aspects are discussed including obtaining sponsorship, dealing with the records people, dealing with customs and other bureaucrats, and shipping details, but it never becomes boring. I've lent my copy to at least five people and they've all loved it. It's just a story of two guys who drove non-stop across two continents in a little under a month; read it, you'll love it and wish you could have been there.

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