A magnificent tale of obsession and adventure The IndependentAfter a heavy night of tequila, flatmates Dave and Danny set off on what turns out to be a 24,000 mile journey to meet all the other Dave Gormans in the world They visit Scotland, Israel, America, France and Ireland They even hold a party in London where 50 Dave Gormans attend, including two women who have kindly changed their name via deed poll Silly, but engrossing, fascinating and addictive and a touching, funny story of two friends who grow to share a mutual obsession A warm, funny, life enhancing book The GuardianThe average Dave Gorman is 37, 5 6 and works in the financial sector Our Dave Gorman is 29, is a Perrier Award nominated comedian and writer His TV work has earned him two BAFTAs for The Mrs Merton Show as well as his own BBC2 series Danny Wallace is a writer, producer and award winning journalist, whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and Melody Maker....
|Title||:||Are You Dave Gorman?|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Ebury Digital Auflage New Ed 6 April 2012|
|Number of Pages||:||569 Pages|
|File Size||:||678 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Are You Dave Gorman? Reviews
Spoiler alert: Dave Gorman is an idiot. He does idiotic things. But he is also rather hilarious. I found this book captures his trademark stand-up style very well and only wished it were printed on slightly better paper.
Zwei Briten unternehmen aufgrund einer abstrusen Wette mehrere Reisen innerhalb des Vereinigten Königreichs. Der eine hat kein Geld, nur eine Obsession, der andere muss um seine Freundin fürchten.Ich habe das Buch mit Genuss gelesen und mehrmals über die sehr britische Art von Humor gelacht. Ob das alles wirklich passiert ist (wie die beiden Autoren glauben lassen wollen), ist nicht ganz klar, aber wenn nicht, dann ist es gut erfunden. Als ich das Buch aus der Hand legte, war ich aber doch froh, die Wettleidenschaft der Briten nicht zu teilen.
Fun, wit, a hefty dose of absurdity and a touch of thoughtfulness make this a very enjoyable read. Dave Gorman rulez!
Everything in the amazon summary is true, this book entertains but it also lags a bit in the middle - but if you're looking for a book to make you simply smile on long tedious train journeys then this is the one! You can forget all the troubles of work, leave your laptop in your briefcase and indulge in this biggest of fantasies and if you're willing to forgive and forget the less inspired moments of this book it simply reminds you that life ought to be fun and it ought to be about doing crazy things. The great thing about this book is it doesn't justify anything, it doesn't make you reflect on anything meaningful, it is just about following crazy ideas - and how often do we have the chance to do this. Envy pure! I enjoyed it on the whole and it made a better travel companion than my portable office, even if its battery ran out midway just like my laptop! If you want to smile and are willing to just let yourself go - then read it!
This is a very entertaining and fun to read book written in the style of two separate author diary entries recounting the tale of following a bet to track down 54 people with the same name as one of them. Dave Gorman and his reluctant flatmate Danny Wallace have a drunken bet which results in them waking up on a train pulling into Scotland from London on a quest to meet a man who coaches a small town soccer team. They have never met him before, have no idea what he looks like, just that he coaches this team and his name is Dave Gorman. Just before arriving at the field Danny ponders the question of how do they even know the team will have a home game. Dave hadn't thought about this, in fact he hadn't thought about what he would actually do when he meets his namesake. He did bring a camera though. The fact that they haven't really thought the plan through is what makes this quest and the many subsequent quests to meet people named Dave Gorman hilarious as a lot of the funny stuff is what goes wrong. Dave Gorman is determined to meet the target of 54 Dave Gormans, a number determined by Danny by the number of cards in a deck, including jokers. Danny reluctantly accompanies Dave along the way, very much annoying and putting his relationship with his girlfriend Hanne in severe jeopardy.I've previously read all of Danny Wallace's books (all written after this) so was interested in tracking this co-authored book down and was not disappointed. Being a co-authored book it is a little bit different to those reads but not that much. Dave Gorman writes slightly different to Danny, more closer but not quite at a stand up comedian speech style where as Danny has his journalistic trained style and they both mash extremely well together. Although I wouldn't put this is the same masterpiece league as Join Me or Yes Man that Danny wrote on his own I would still rate Are You Dave Gorman? five stars. This book lacks the take a look at yourself and change yourself for the better motivation that those two books have but it is still a fun adventure. If you've read Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe, this is the same sort of thing as that but obviously a lot longer in length. As well as the text there are also a few pages of photographs in the middle of this book about their adventure. In subsequent published Wallace books these have moved to be in the section of the book that the story is currently about which does make a bit more sense so you don't find out about stuff before you've read it. You just have to look at these photographs after you've finished the book!I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be looking for the stuff Dave has written on his own as well. I've already ordered Dave Gorman's Googlewack Adventure, can't wait for it to arrive!If you haven't already done so definitely get a copy of Join Me and Yes Man by Danny Wallace along with his short story adventure Danny Wallace and the Centre of the Universe. These books are sensational!
Dave Gorman is a guy who spends many months and a bunch of money traveling around the world to find other people named Dave Gorman. The concept itself is funny enough, but Dave's writing style (I think he was formerly a radio personality) adds even more to the fun. There is an insert with photos of him with each Dave Gorman he met along the way (including a couple honorary Dave Gormans). An incredibly entertaining read for no good reason --perfect for a weekend afternoon.