Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe, Paperback

Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Danny Wallace wanted to write about a place so special and so crucial to our existence that it had never before been tackled: the Centre of the Universe.

But then, he realised that getting there might be a problem, and when he did, there'd probably be nothing much to write about.

Until, he heard about a manhole cover, on a small street, in a small town, tucked away in a remote part of Idaho.

The manhole cover had been declared the Centre of the Universe.

The mayor had the science to back it up. The town rejoiced. And the name of the town? Wallace. It was a cosmic coincidence Danny couldn't resist...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Humour
  • ISBN: 9780091908942


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Another quick glance at Danny Wallace's world. This time he's visiting a small town in Idaho. Just for the day.

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Loved this book! A quick read, and so very funny. Danny Wallace is a man on a mission. He lives near Greenwhich which touts istelf as "The Centre of the Earth" since it has the Greenwich mean-time line. Danny becomes obsessed with finding out about the Centre of the Universe and happens upon WALLACE, Idaho...a town sporting his name. Coincidence? He doesn't think so. He travels to Wallace for a simple 24 hour trip and finds out more about the centre of the universe than one can ever imagine. Worthy of your time.Since Danny is a funny guy he says such things as:"The Oasis seems to have been the last brothel in town. There used to be one called the Lux, one called the Jade Rooms, and another called the U&I Rooms. That last one is a brilliant name. People don't often credit prostitutes for their wordplay and puns."

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