Release: Oct 2009
Subject: NZ Non-fiction, Travel
‘It is easy to see,' replied Don Quixote, 'that thou art not used to this business of
adventures; ...' Don Quixote, Cervantes
What can a modestly capable man of adventure do when every mountain has been climbed, every river navigated to its source, and every Guinness record stretched to impossibility?
He can spin a globe of the world and discover that his small country has its own antipodes — yet unknown and unexplored! He can dub himself ‘El Líder’ and his partner ‘La Campaña’, and set off on the first recorded expedition to find the absolute antipodes of his ‘Perfect Places’ in New Zealand.
Wryly, dryly and with an economy that would do La Campaña proud, author Mark Price forges paths where no New Zealander has gone before, and tells the bare truth which is funnier than any fiction. This is Kiwi deadpan drollery at its finest.