"One man. One taxi. The Sydney Olympic Games.
Buckle up for the ride of your life."
Subtitled, You talkin' to me?
, The Diary Of An Olympic Cabbie is Anthony Sharwood
's first published work. The book details one man's misadventures as a taxi driver
in the 8 weeks leading up to the Olympic Games
Sharwood is a Sydney
-based writer who, through some ill-conceived notions of excitement and financial gain
, began driving a taxi
barely one month before the opening ceremony on September
Apart from providing a unique view of the Sydney Olympics, this diary gives an insight into the darker side of driving a cab. No, there are no De-Niro-esque scenes here. No packing heat
while on shift. No cleaning cum
off the back seat. No young nymphs
dressed in togas
. Oh wait... actually some nymphs do make an appearance.
Eitherway, The Diary Of An Olympic Cabbie
is an easy read, although perhaps a bit short. Great for killing a few minutes
here and there.