'It was my 18th birthday when I chanced upon Harrison Dextrose's "The Lost Incompetent: A Bible for the Inept Traveller", little knowing that it would one day lead me to kill a man with a dead penguin ...'.
Inspired by explorer Harrison Dextrose's book - a curmudgeonly account of travels through unfashionable lands in search of a lost drinking partner - and Suzy Goodenough's carnal delights as the prize, Alexander Grey rolls off his sofa to follow in the acclaimed man's footsteps.
This is no usual travel text, involving poodle-farming, the Frihedhag sisters, wilful consumerism, an unwanted but undaunted sidekick, one too many rodents and the 24-hour Iditamush sled race, starring a sausage dog. And along the way, Alexander may, or may not, help to save the world.
It's that kind of a trip.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, 1 map
- Publisher: Legend Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781906558000