The Battle For Room Service

Mark Lawson


The Battle For Room Service

The Battle For Room Service

  • Title: The Battle For Room Service
  • Author: Mark Lawson
  • ISBN: 9780330331616
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback



Beginning in Timaru, reputedly the most activity challenged place in New Zealand, Lawson travels through Australia and Canada, where he learns to be especially wary of any place named after Queen Victoria or her close relatives After dropping in on Normal, Illinois, and Dead Horse, Alaska place names in the quiet world are sometimes disarmingly honest he travels throuBeginning in Timaru, reputedly the most activity challenged place in New Zealand, Lawson travels through Australia and Canada, where he learns to be especially wary of any place named after Queen Victoria or her close relatives After dropping in on Normal, Illinois, and Dead Horse, Alaska place names in the quiet world are sometimes disarmingly honest he travels through soothing Switzerland, Milton Keynes, and Belgium, before his journey s end in EuroDisney, Expo 92, and Center Parcs territories of Somewhere, the new tourist continent where, in a reversal of the usual rules of travel, countries come to you.


Recent Comments "The Battle For Room Service"

I think there was the potential to write a good book (or at least a diverting one) on this topic, but Lawson seems entirely the wrong person to do it.By his own admission in the introduction he doesn't go to these places because he feels any kind of affinity for them, or because he thinks there's something interesting to say about them, but because a) it's a relatively original pitch for a book, and b) he's too scared to go anywhere too exotic or potentially dangerous. From the outset he's made [...]

Amazing book - the sections on the literary output of Lake Geneva and the allocation of breakfast rolls are brilliant, as is the description of how his father goes after those who questioned their relationship. The "jailbait" references are also very funny!

Well-written enough to make up for the dated (early 1990's) references, and clever, although the author does get a bit carried away at times.


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