Friday, March 21, 2008

A Stingray Bit My Nipple! by Erik Torkells (a pre-publication review)

4 out of 5: A Stingray Bit My Nipple! is a charming compilation of humorous travel stories first published in Budget Travel magazine. Most of the stories are only 50-100 words and are accompanied by a high-quality color photograph. This gem appears on p. 7: "I met a pair of Iranian men—a businessman and his translator—while inside a store in China. 'You look like an Iranian woman,' the translator said. 'Well, thank you,' I replied, not exactly sure how to react. 'I’ll take that as a compliment.' Looking me up and down, he said, 'No, don’t.'"

The following humorous anecdote from p. 21 is accompanied by a picture of a chicken on a bed with an egg: "My husband and I booked a cabin in an eco-resort in Belize. When we arrived, there were chickens running loose around the grounds. The owner told us that they were his insect exterminators. That night we kept all of our windows open, and in the early morning, I heard a chicken squawking close by—very close. She was in our bed! And she loved being petted. When we got up, we discovered that she’d even laid an egg."

This light-hearted anthology will put a quick smile on your face and will also make a great gift for anyone who enjoys travel. (This review is based on a pre-publication edition.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oohh... Interesting Read. I wonder if it's available in my local bookstore. :)