This is a devastatingly funny satire on the whole idea of student travel, and particularly the India back-pack trail.
Dave travels to India with Liz because he thinks he might be able to get her into bed.
Liz travels to India with Dave because she wants a companion for her voyage of spiritual discovery.
She loves it. He dreams of frosty mornings, pints of lager and restaurants where vegetable curry is only a side-dish...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/06/1998
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780140272659
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Review by jontseng
Delicately pricking the bubble of middle-class backpacker pomposity. In retrospect an obvious target, but in its time relatively refreshing.
Review by ablueidol
Light weight humour that takes a well aimed dig at the gap year pretensions
Review by lenoreva
I think this is probably the funniest book I have ever read. The characters are very much like those you meet on backpacking trips in foreign countries, and having been a backpacker, i just loved this.