Book Review

The Passengers by Will Ashon

an excellent book

a. I’d probably rank my skills/abilities as follows:

1. Maintaining a long running literary lifestyle blog

2. Reading while walking

3. [censored] (I have, alas, reached an age whereby any reference to sexual activity cums (lol) across as either performative affection towards a partner one holds in contempt or a direct and desperate plea for inevitably terrible sex, which is sad, as I remain terribly terribly repressed yet indiscrete, and still a massive fan of my lover, boohoo (😜😜😜 DMs open 😈😈😈)

4. Dissociation

5. Procrastination

6. to 10: the stuff I’d include in a cover letter looking for a job
b. If anyone can point me in the direction of a treaty or essay on the effects the pandemic had on hitchhiking, I’d be interested to read it. I have never hitchhiked, and I’ve never picked up a hitchhiker when driving, though it’s definitely the kind of thing I’d do if I was ever driving a car with rear doors and had someone in the passenger seat who I was 100% certain could – and would – wrestle a knife out of someone’s hands without fear of personal injury. I would also have to not have a dog in the car unless the dog was absolutely massive (i.e. couldn’t be thrown out of the window). I’m not at all saying that I think all hitchhikers are violent, just that I don’t really interact with people much (unless I’m being financially remunerated for doing so), and I would expect to be treated with the same – if not more – suspicion were I hitchhiking. I like the idea of supporting hitchhiking as a mode of travel, definitely, I just also think cars are a fundamentally sinister mode of transport and that they probably shouldn’t ever be in use with a spare seat. I think – along with profit, private enterprise and pastoral agriculture – single occupancy car journeys should – and must – be banned by any remotely progressive government, not that we’ll ever have one here lol. The UK will sink into the sea before it will intentionally vote for a climate change fighting government. is 10 years old! Celebrate by sharing this post – or others – with friends (if you have any), family (if you have any), lovers (which I presume you have because this website isn’t for children), or by donating to the site via the below link so that I can maybe take a day off work some time and enjoy being alive for a few hours.

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