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An international bestseller, Round Ireland with a Fridge is a classic travel adventure in the tradition of Bill Bryson with a dash of Dave Barry.
|Title||:||Round Ireland with a Fridge|
|Number of Pages||:||248 pages|
June 04, 2007
This is a gimmick travel book, and the gimmick is awesome: the author made a bar bet that he could travel around Ireland with a fridge. And by "travel," I mean "hithchike."
Unfortunately, that's the funniest part of the book. The rest of it - I got the feeling the author hadn't quite settled into...
January 05, 2009
Completely ridiculous and fun. A British man drunkenly accepts a 100 pound bet that he can't circumnavigate Ireland while hitchhiking with a small fridge (which ends up costing him 130 pounds). It's heartening to see all the people who help him out and really get behind his quest. Hawks has a rea...
October 15, 2016
This was a fairly entertaining book which does exactly what it says on the tin. Lots of laughs included and Hawks personality certainly shines through.
Having been to Ireland myself, I can certainly appreciate the craic!
It's not going to change your life but still worth the read about an entirel...
July 18, 2008
This guy's funny. But ridiculous.
It reminds me of my travels from when I was in college, when much of the excitement was a direct result of me and my friends being stupid and broke, and consequently everything around us goes wrong. And all of us wishing we were getting laid.
Tony Hawks is basicall...
January 05, 2017
Generally interesting enough , quirky and cheeky in many ways.
I think a lot of the humour didnt work for me but may do for those reading it from a non Irish view point. Things that may seem a bit mad to some all felt very mundane to me so didn't grab me really.
Still a fun enough book and an inte...
September 07, 2016
One drunken night, somebody wagers that Tony Hawks, a British comedian, can't or won't hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge in tow. Wrong! He does so, as the title of this comic travel memoir makes clear, which is hilarious.
Unfortunately, there isn't much more hilarity once you get past the tit...
April 18, 2013
Honestly, one of the funniest, happiest books I've ever read.
February 11, 2011
This book was awesome-- it's soo the type of travelogue I love to read. The title alone is enough to make you want to read it (and the cover, as tattered as it may be), but the premise behind his quest really hooked me. I read this book in about 2 days, and can honestly say that there wasn't a bo...
February 27, 2017
What happens when you make a stupid bet while drunk at a bar? If you are anything like Tony Hawks, you actually try to win the bet. With £100 at stake, Tony Hawks decides to hitchhike around Ireland with a fridge (even though buying the fridge cost him £130). Round Ireland with a Fridge is a trav...
September 01, 2011
The touching tale of a man and his fridge, this is the story of English comedian Tony Hawks who, for a £100 bet, hitch-hikes around Ireland in one month with a fridge.
This book really shows the good of people and the lengths some will go to to help someone else with no thought of reward. It's sad...