Book Review – It’s On The Meter – Paul Archer and Johno Ellison

Hi Bloggers, I’ve been busy consuming books lately. I tend to read more than I find time to blog about. This book is a great read. Three English lads get a crazy idea – to drive a London taxi from London to Australia, and actually get it done, then extend their trip with a little jaunt across America.

I give the boys full credit for bravery, imagination and well, stupid naivety, but it all comes together in a fun and easily readable way. One author will describe a passage, or part of a story from his perspective, then the other author gives an alternate point of view.

They take you right through from the start where they procure an old taxi (on Ebay I think!) before doing a bunch of fixes and modifications, before setting off. They ‘do’ Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Pakistan, India, China, South East Asia, and on to my old home country, Australia.

I for one, can really appreciate the adventurous spirit and guts it took to get this thing off the ground and get it done. What a journey!

The stories are told with that quintessential Brit humour. There’s plenty of upsets and bumps and bruises along the way, too. These were young guys of about 20, who have no issue letting you know that they didn’t have a fucking clue what they were getting into – and there in lies the charm.

I’m so impressed, I give this book 5 out of 5 London taxis. The book practically read itself!

If you are interested, here’s the web link.



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