Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World

Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World

By Dave Gorman

  • Release Date : 2011-06-02
  • Genre : Travel Writing
  • FIle Size : 2.54 MB
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Description

Dave Gorman Vs the Rest of the World Remember when you were a kid, and you used to go round to a friend's house to see if they were playing? Well, as adults we're not supposed to do that. Which is a shame... because Dave Gorman likes playing. He REALLY likes games. So he knocked on the biggest door you could ever imagine - the internet - and asked 76,000 people if they fancied a game. This is the story of what happened next.

Dave was up for anything and gamely played them at whatever they chose. He played some classics - Monopoly, Scrabble, dominoes and cribbage. He played many games he'd never heard of before - Khet, Kubb, Tikal or Smite anyone?

He played board games and physical games. He's thrown sticks, balls, frisbees and darts. He's rolled dice and he's drawn cards.

From Liverpool to Hampstead and from Croydon to Nottingham, Dave travelled the length and breadth of Britain meeting strangers in strange places - their homes, at work, in the back rooms of pubs - and getting some hardcore game action. From casual players to serious game geeks, from the rank amateur to the world champion, he discovered a nation of gamers more than happy to welcome him into their midst.

He's travelled all around the country and met all sorts of people - and it turns out us Brits are a competitive bunch. And it seems that playing games can teach you a lot about what makes the British tick. Of course, Dave hasn't been keeping score. Much.

Reviews

  • Amazing

    5
    By 25629
    This lives up to Dave Norman's standards.
  • Another fantastic Dave Gorman book!

    5
    By RavrUK
    After reading 'Are you Dave Gorman' I was hooked. 'Googlewhack Adventure' and 'America Unchained' were also great, and this, his latest book was just as good, if not better. Dave Gorman's writing style is, for want of a better word, friendly. It's like a pal is regailling you with a story. Somehow, his unique brand of storytelling has a tone-of-voice. Mixing schoolboy intrigue, discovery, heartfelt emotion and genuine laugh-out-loud moments, the book is a wonderful read, with a fantastic twist that makes it all the more worthwhile. Highly recommended.
  • Excellent

    5
    By Stephen in Malaysia
    Another good book by Dave Gorman. I have just read this on holiday and thoroughly enjoyed his style. I am biased though ... His Absolute Radio show is the best show - good, clean, side-splitting, family entertainment. Listen to it. And read this book.

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