Reviews - What do customers think about Motorcycleman: Restless?
Female...was I supposed to read this!?? Jul 13, 2006
So, this book allowed me a little further into the "guys world" then I have been before! Englehardt, with his colorful writing, holding nothing back (or so it seems), made me feel like I was on this adventurious ride right along with him, what a great experience I had! Recommended reading for any adult any where.
Take a ride with Motorcycleman! Jul 13, 2004
Whether you're a guy or gal, I promise you won't get restless. Once you read the first page you won't want to put it down. I felt like the author morphed me into the main character, Ian, by his third sentence: "Work envelopes me, relationships confuse me, and Budweiser medicates me."
Ian is the working-class guy-next door. He's "just reached the dark side of his forties," knowing his life has to change after years of slinging hash in his donut shop. Upon the advice of a gypsy (a "Yes" card from an antique automated fortune teller in a seaside arcade), Ian buys a Road King. As he goes through the process of loosening his load, Ian tells you the story of his life in the first person, introducing the fascinating array of people in his life. So real, they jump off the page and you're playing cards with them.
I am more like Ian's (soon-to-be ex?) wife Emily, a middle-aged woman going to graduate school, than I am like Ian. However, like Emily, I appreciate a man's man, tough on the outside, caring on the inside, and middle-aged sexy all over. I'm afraid to ride a motorcyle, but I'd jump on the back of his Harley any day!
If you've had a bitch of a day and need to get out of town and back before bedtime, get this quick read!