At forty years old, a successful writer, husband and father, no longer
toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled in
the cotton wool of suburban life enjoying the fruits of his labour? Was
With his manic life left far behind and the perfect opportunity to take
it easy stretched before him what else would a middle-aged, bike
obsessed, man want?
Yes, that's right, he'd want to be the first guy to ride around
Australia on an underpowered experimental motorcycle that runs on used
cooking oil, wouldn't he? Preferably without getting hit by a
semi-trailer full of bridge parts. Is he out of his mind? Quite
possibly. Embark on a rollickingly, downright dangerous and often
unhinged quest that starts on an environmentally friendly motorcycle
built on a shoestring budget by students, and ends with a plan to break
the motorcycle land speed record for bio fuel.
Carter is back to his old balls-to-the-wall style of writing, prepare
to laugh out loud.
About The Author
Paul Carter was born in England in 1969. His father's military
career had the family moving all over the world, re-locating every few
years. Paul has worked in the oil industry now for fifteen years,
re-locating every few years (old habits). Paul has lived, worked,
gotten into trouble and been given a serious talking to in England,
Scotland, Germany, France, Holland, Norway, Portugal, Tunisia,
Australia, Nigeria, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Columbia,
Vietnam, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Sumatra, the Philippines, Korea,
Japan, China, USA and Saudi Arabia. Today he lives in Perth with his
wife, baby daughter and two motorbikes. But who knows where he'll be
tomorrow ... Paul's first two books are stories from his life on the
rigs, Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano
Player in a Whorehouse (A+U, 2005) and This Is Not a Drill
""Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable." --Phillip Noyce, director of" The Quiet American "and" Clear and Present Danger "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse
""Great two-fisted writing from the far side of hell." John Birmingham, author, " Weapons of Choice "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse"
""Relentlessly funny and obsessively readable." Phillip Noyce, director of" The Quiet American "and" Clear and Present Danger "on" Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs: She Thinks I Play Piano in a Whorehouse"