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The Dark Tourist Ever Since He Can Remember, Dom Joly Has Been Fascinated By Travel To Odd Places In Part This Stems From A Childhood Spent In War Torn Lebanon, Where Instead Of Swapping Marbles In The Schoolyard, He Had A Shrapnel Collection The Schoolboy Currency Of Beirut Dom S Upbringing Was Interspersed With Terrifying Days And Nights Spent Hunkered In The Family Basement Under Syrian Rocket Attack Or Coming Across A Pile Of Severed Heads From A Sectarian Execution In The Pine Forests Near His Home These Early Experiences Left Dom With A Profound Loathing For The Sanitized Experiences Of The Modern Day Travel Industry And A Taste For The Darkest Of Places And In This Brilliantly Odd And Hilariously Told Travel Memoir, Dom Joly Sets Out On A Quest To Visit Those Destinations From Which The Average Tourist Would, And Should, Run A Mile The Insalubrious The Place, The Interesting Is The Journey And So We Follow Dom As He Skis In Iran On Segregated Slopes, Spends A Weekend In Chernobyl, Tours The Assassination Sites Of America And Becomes One Of The Few Westerners To Be Granted Entry Into North Korea Eventually Dom Journeys Back To His Roots In Beirut Only To Discover He Was At School With Osama Bin Laden Funny And Frightening In Equal Measure, This Is A Uniquely Bizarre And Compelling Travelogue From One Of The Most Fearless And Innovative Comedians Around.

[ PDF / Epub ] ☃ The Dark Tourist  Author Dom Joly – Reptileclassifieds.us
  • Paperback
  • 279 pages
  • The Dark Tourist
  • Dom Joly
  • English
  • 12 June 2017
  • 1847398464

    10 thoughts on “[ PDF / Epub ] ☃ The Dark Tourist Author Dom Joly – Reptileclassifieds.us


  1. says:

    After the wonderful Stalin Ate My Homework and Bossypants, I decided that I would always try to get autobiographies as audiobooks wherever possible as long as they were read by the author.So, The Dark Tourist ISN T actually a proper autobiography per se, but it is still Dom Joly s telling of his experiences so it definitely worked the same way as an audiobook I thought it was hilarious but I can imagine that it wouldn t have worked quite as well as in print It s the way he tells them After the wonderful Stalin Ate My Homework and Bossypants, I decided that I would always try to get autobiographies as audiobooks wherever possible as long as they were read by the author.So, The Dark Tourist ISN T actually a proper autobiography per se, but it is still Dom Joly s telling of his experiences so it definitely worked the same way as an audiobook I thought it was hilarious but I can imagine that it wouldn t have worked quite as well as in print It s the way he tells them It starts when he spots a photo in a Parisian magazine of a couple of women in full burkhas on skis The photo has been taken in Iran and Joly decides that this is such an unlikely place for a ski resort that he HAS to go there which brings about all sorts of amusing exchanges with officials and passport control etc.Having ...


  2. says:

    As an avid traveler, this book appealed to me as an opportunity to get a another person s point of view on some places I ve never been After reading the book however, I think anyone with a good sense of humor and curiosity would really enjoy this book.Between being narrated by the author himself, and the auto biographical nature of the subject, it s an extremely personal account of this smart, funny man s experiences I found his insights clever and the experiences with the different individual As an avid traveler, this book appealed to me as an opportunity to get a another person s point of view on some places I ve never been After reading the book however, I think anyone with a good sense of humor and curiosity would really enjoy this book.Between being narrated by the author himself, and the auto biographical nature of the subject, it s an extremely personal account of this smart, funny man s experiences I found his insights clever and the experiences with the different individuals in each place were very true to the experience every tr...


  3. says:

    I ve been a fan of Dom Joly since he appeared with on the Mark Thomas Comedy Product, dressed as a schoolboy kicking a ball over the garden wall at 10 Downing street and then going round the front to ask for his ball back This was as I expected a quick read and is written in a journalistic style of prose There are plenty of excellent anecdotes Dom shared, from ordering a take away pizza in Iran to the quality of US border control, to the motorways in North Korea with no vehicles on th...


  4. says:

    I think this book is really good Dom Jolly takes on the seminal role of the Yes Man of dangerous travelling Iran, North Korea DPRK , Lebanon and even Dallas, Tx, are all covered in his trademark sardonic Brit tone Understandably his country of upbringing, Lebanon isunrestrained and personal, particularly in the parts where he meets his half sister Events in the other countries he travels through are just hilarious, particularly in the state censured media North Korea whereby he infu I think this book is really good Dom Jolly takes on the seminal role of the Yes Man of dangerous travelling Iran, North Korea DPRK , Lebanon and even Dallas, Tx, are all covered in his trademark sardonic Brit tone Understandably his country of upbringing, Lebanon isunrestrained and personal, particularly in the parts where he meets his half sister Events in the other countries he travels through are just hilarious, particularly in the state censured media North Korea whereby he infuses pseudo greetings and infatuations to the party chairman, when actually he is writing an email back to his wife his wife being endearing referred to as Dear Comrade Other misadventures occur such a...


  5. says:

    I m still reading this book and I m enjoying it so far But I just got to the part where he visits the Air and Space Smithsonian and tells the NASA pen joke It irritates me anytime I hear someone tell this joke It proves that the person speaking has done no research on the topic and is just repeating something he or she heard Also, like with all other urban legends told as truth, it makes the teller seems unknowledgeable and gullible I would really like to get this guy a copy of Packing for I m still reading this book and I m enjoying it so far But I just got to the part where he visits the Air and Space Smithsonian and tells the NASA pen joke It irritates me anytime I hear someone tell this joke It proves that the person speaking has done...


  6. says:

    So poorly written, and to be devoid of both research and wit is pretty unforgivable At times I felt like I was reading the draft, written in a rush to be padded out later, but then never returned to Some genuinely funny si...


  7. says:

    While there were portions of this book which were interesting and indeed funny, the lion s share of the work revealed the rantings of a man child who had never quite grown out of his boarding school humor Joly ...


  8. says:

    Oikein hyv ja viihdytt v matkailukirja, jossa kohteet on valikoitu varsin synkill perusteilla Pohjois Korean osuus oli yksi kiinnostavimmista, kun kuvailtiin koko valtion johdattama kierros maassa Kokonaisuudessaan vahvempi kuin tuoreempi Scary Monsters and Super Creeps.


  9. says:

    So this was my first experience of an audiobook It was an interesting experience and one I would try again Firstly I must say I loved the concept of the book, dark tourism I ll admit it s not something you might find ourselves chatting about in the pub, but it s a subject that intrigues me and I wanted to knowIt did not disappoint Personally, I didn t know who Dom Jolly is, in fact I ve never heard of him, and after he reveals the kind of programmes he creates I don t particularly wan So this was my first experience of an audiobook It was an interesting experience and one I would try again Firstly I must say I loved the concept of the book, dark tourism I ll admit it s not something you might find ourselves chatting about in the pub, but it s a subject that intrigues me and I wanted to knowIt did not disappoint Personally, I didn t know who Dom Jolly is, in fact I ve never heard of him, and after he reveals the kind of programmes he creates I don t particularly want to watch any of them, but saying that it didn t distract at all from the content of the book Just a quick side note if you ve never heard of dark tourism it s visiting sites where some form of tragedy has ...


  10. says:

    My hubby and I love adventuring 7 continent travelers, baby and when we are road tripping it s super fun to listen to travel stories or memoirs as audiobooks This was an awesome read learned lots about places we haven t seen much of and once we turned the audiobook speed up a bit the narrator and author was evenfunny and his many snarky comments became evenentertaining My only negative about the book is that the last travels he discussed were a bit less hilarious than the oth My hubby and I love adventuring 7 continent travelers, baby and when we are road tripping...

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