The Book of Dave

The Book of Dave

A Revelation of the Recent Past and the Distant Future

Book - 2006 | First U.S. edition.
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When cabdriver Dave Rudman's wife of five years deserts him for another man, taking their only child with her, he is thrown into a tailspin of doubt and discontent. Fearing his son will never know his father, Dave pens a gripping text--part memoir, part deranged philosophical treatise, and part handbook of "the Knowledge" learned by all London cab drivers. Meant for the boy when he comes of age, the book captures the frustration and anxiety of modern life. Five hundred years later, the Book of Dave is discovered by the inhabitants on the island of Ham, where it becomes a sacred text of biblical proportion, and its author is revered as a mighty prophet.

Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Pub., 2006.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781596911239
Branch Call Number: SEL
Characteristics: 495 pages


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huntz1ba Sep 21, 2013

Amusing story, but when a book comes with it's own dictionary at the end you know it's going to be tough read. Combine the cockney with his future made-up dialect and it can take a while to get into a rhythm of understanding.

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