Friday, June 11, 2010

More like a bad post-travel dinner party

No Touch Monkey! And Other Travel Lessons Learned Too Late
Ayun Halliday

Have you ever had friends who go on a trip together and, upon their return, host a get-together at their place in order to share photos and stories? You show up full of excitement and high expectations, which are quickly dashed when your friends start telling stories that are not funny to anyone but them yet they insist on telling them in excruciating detail, punctuated with fits of giggles, while you barely manage to keep a smile plastered on your face and resist looking at your watch more than every five minutes.

That's what this book was like. Painful but I kept reading in case the next page contained the side-splitting story that was promised. But, it never came. Why two stars you ask? There was a story involving the author and a camel that brought a true smile to my lips. No chuckle, mind you, but something that didn't quite resemble the grimace that was plastered there the other 260 pages.

1 comment:

  1. I'm sorry this book was such a disappointment! That is no fun and it does sound painful. I might skip this.