Tom Lavoie, "Shelf Awareness
""Geoff Dyer is one of those writers who can't stop--he'll write about anything that catches his fancy and do it really well....This is a riveting (excuse the pun) excursion into bigness and 'endless walkways, hatches, and doorways, ' and it's totally engrossing.....Dyer goes on quite a trip and keeps us intrigued the whole way."
"An often hilarious and aphoristic, short-chaptered account written by a British essayist who is fascinated by American culture....a highly entertaining read."
Jason Diamond, " Flavorwire"
"When Geoff Dyer wants to write about something, he gets totally into it. Be it a Russian film or yoga, Dyer's unique take on whatever situation he's focused on always yields a great book. In this latest case, Dyer finds himself on an American supercarrier, and the results are nothing short of superb."
""When Dyer delves into a specific topic, he delves deeply, which is why we're looking forward to his latest exploration: what life aboard an aircraft carrier is like. As always, he laces his observations with comedy and captivating storytelling."
Jay Freeman, "Booklist"
"Unique, interesting, and surprising . . . fascinating."
Billy Collins, author of "Aimless Love
""Geoff Dyer has managed to do again what he does best: insert himself into an exotic and demanding environment (sometimes, his own flat, but here, the violent wonders of an aircraft carrier) and file a report that mixes empathetic appreciation with dips into brilliant comic deflation. Welcome aboard the edifying and sometimes hilarious ship Dyer."
Annie Dillard, author of "Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
""What could be better than weeks far away on the flat seas of the Arabian Gulf with Geoff Dyer? He is, if possible, even more witty and charming than usual. The carrier's hugeness, its crew's tireless cheer and openness, and the enormous mechanical and electrical forcessshow more