The Excursionist A Novel by JD Sumner
Article by Sara Darling
This book will make you laugh out loud.
It will make you wince. It may even result in you letting out an involuntary wee! So take precautions on where you read it! I would highly recommend on a sun lounger, behind an oversized pair of sunglasses!
Whatever you make of it, you cannot help but guffaw at Jack Kaganagh’s adventures around the stunning if undiscovered, and not entirely appealing in the book, Coronation Islands.
You might not be familiar with his choice of countries that make up the final three on his tick list (it is his aim to get to 100 countries before his pivotal birthday so he can join the mysterious ‘Travelers’ Century Club’).
However, the narrative and description of the characters he encounters on his trip, make them seem larger than life, and Jack, twice as geeky.
Anally collecting pins for his Tilley hat en route, and battling paranoia, this is the first time the narrator has done a lone trip, and author JD Sumner has created a likeable klutz` of a character who you want to succeed, but is he really worthy..?
If you are anywhere near your 45th birthday or have ever been travelling, this is a must read, and I dare you to not recognise a teeny bit of yourself!
Pick up a copy here
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