At Ola’s urging, I only brought a single book with me on holiday (apparently I usually bring a small library, and as a result my bags are too heavy). The book is I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson. I read it from cover to cover on Sunday afternoon.
I’ve blogged about my enjoyment of Clarkson’s humour before. I attempted to translate it into Polish for my in-laws, but I’m not sure that I succeeded. Nevertheless, I did hear that he is one of the most popular English authors in Poland at the moment. The book is a paean to various machines – mostly real vehicles, but also including the Millennium Falcon and the AK47 – that Clarkson considers to be the greatest ever built. The delivery is classic stuff – plenty of ironic comments. It’s just a shame that I whipped through it so quickly…
Yesterday afternoon we found some English-language books in Empik, so I now have Freakonomics and Monstrous Regiment to keep me going. I also found a Polish version of I Know You Got Soul (which translates as Wiem, że masz duszę) which I’ve given to my in-laws.
It’s snowing outside.