Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Review of : STRANGERS on a BUS

  OK, what do you say about a man who uses a toilet as a profile pic. I need to check, I think I deleted him from my Facebook following. I mean toilet? Who would have known he had a weird sense of humor. I just thought he was the icky sicky type.

OK, I admit a mistake. I have made few before. Would I have read his book if I did not find it emailed to me?

OK, I confess probably not. I was a winner of a contest. Hurray for me. Then discovered (Mmmm) I wasn't the only one of seven winners. Hey, two points for marketing strategies. Not being one of those who turns her back on freebies I opened the doc. Strangers on a Bus. First thought, what a hundred and thirty-eight pages. I'll just glance over it.

ONE hundred and thirty-eighty pages later. Had--I read his first book I definitely would have looked forward to this one. So, now I get to go back and pick up: Don't Go There! A Robblogger Look at Travel . Oh, I understand the toilet now.

WE join Robb as he prepares to travel back to Canada. He will be traveling first class by bus. To break up the tedious sojourn, he decides to document his observations for us. Oh goody. And yes, I do mean goody. I was not sure if the opening chapters were interesting enough, but I have taken almost the same trip many years ago. With that said, once the passengers boarded everyone can relate to the need to protect their space.

ROBB will continue to weave a masterful tale of fiction mixed with non-fiction and at times leaving you to figure out which is which.

GERTRUDE will come along and save the day. Her arrival also makes the book the charmer it is. Robb will carry you along so skillfully through the adventures they share that you won't care if Gertrude is her name or not.

I must not forget the many words of wisdom Robb will share with us. Such as why you might need two wallets? What should be in your socks?

MY favorite quote is: A man, who is good with fowl, has a rock, and a dream can make a deceit living... After reading Strangers on a Bus you'll understand the truth of that statement. It is absolutely worth the time to read one-hundred and thirty-eight pages



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