So, I like maps. If you had asked me prior to reading this book, I probably would have replied that I liked maps more than the average person. Post-reading Maphead, as with so many hobbies, I have quite a journey to go on before feeling like a ‘true’ Maphead. It is by Ken Jennings, of being-totally-good-at-Jeopardy fame. His style of writing reminds me a bit of Bill Bryson; it is knowledgeable, humorous, and accessible.
& I know now I’d like to visit Victoria Island in the territory of Nunavut. It is home to the world’s largest ‘triple island’ – that is, the world’s largest island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island.
Every chapter covered a new angle. A few of these were: geocaching, road rallies (I’m thinking about signing up for the annual St. Valentine’s Day Massacre race), the National Geography Bee, & how maps are utilized in fantasy & science fiction novels.