While Moore continues to unleash an often funny ramble about his northern excursion, something happens mid-book around the time he learns he's lost a work-related lawsuit back in England: perhaps Moore's mind is disintegrating in the polar blasts or he's lost his will to sustain an audience, but the writer's style becomes more manic, his recorded observations are frequently peppered with the base and crude, and his obsession changes from the travels of Lord Dufferin to the fate of one of Dufferin's colleagues, Wilson. The same writing voice that keeps one amused through the first half of the book starts to annoy by the end, as Moore stops providing much relevant info, and instead goes on at great lengths about the price of hot dogs, his nights of drinking and frequent bouts of nausea. Too disgusting in parts to warrant a recommendation to those easily shocked, this jumbled travelogue is nevertheless an often entertaining look into Tim Moore's personal Arctic madness. --Melissa Rossi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
... I could only suffer through 17 pages before putting it down for good. The prose seemed deliberately obfuscated and gossipy, and the way it was presented was so far from... Read morePublished on April 15 2003 by Amazon Customer
Wonderful, quirky, moaning travelogue. Tim goes around Iceland and parts of Norway. Tim Moore does not travel well. He does not like some of the places he travels to. Read morePublished on May 9 2002 by Kevin Smith
To be considered more than just a good book, any travelogue has to show more than simply intelligence, humour or stylish writing. Read morePublished on July 15 2001 by "mikewwilson"
I love travel books and so picked this up to do my vicarious summer vacation. I thought his observations about Iceland were wonderful, and made it seem somewhere reasonable to... Read morePublished on July 1 2001 by Julianne Beach
I actually read Frost on my Mustache about six months back, and have since lost count of the number of friends I've loaned it out to. Read morePublished on April 29 2001 by Reading Machine
Subtitled, "The Arctic Exploits of a Lord and Loafer," this seemed right up my alley because I just can't resist books about the frozen north. Read morePublished on April 26 2001 by Linda Linguvic
I'm torn between 5 stars and 4 stars for this book, but I tend to be a tough grader. This book is very humorous. A delightful read. Buy it for vacation. Read morePublished on May 24 2000 by Amazon Customer
This book had the ingredients of a great travel book. First, the author is very witty at times. Second, he chose Iceland, which is one of Europe's more intriguing nations, and the... Read morePublished on May 10 2000 by saskatoonguy
Even thinking of Moore's Mr Slee anecdote has me laughing as I type. He is a stylish, witty writer and the comparisons to Bill Bryson are more than fair. Read morePublished on April 23 2000 by Adam Keeble