|Plot Summary of Yakking Around the World|
|"Simon Hughes is an average professional cricketer who is below average at attracting women. Fed up with cold, dark English winters he decides to travel the world, using his profession as a means of earning money while there and comparing the characteristics and most importantly women of every country he visits.
Like the cricket though, his success with women is patchy. In South Africa he meets a girl with interesting ideas on genetics who wants to use him as a guinea pig!
The book is mostly humorous but Hughes doesn't shy away from criticizing some of the countries he visits, especially South Africa at the height of apartheid. He is appalled at the way black people are treated by some of his team mates. "
Alex Wolstenholme, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Yakking Around the World|
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Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- sports figure
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- Southeast Asia
Kind of Africa:
- White Enclave
- mostly 1st
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Commentary on society?
- wicked white people
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
Lot of titilating info about love life?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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