Dyer's book of short essays about life on a US Navy aircraft carrier is informative and funny. He's an irreverent Brit with a thing for fighter jets, so naturally, a carrier, with its five thousand busy inhabitants, is a wealthy source of material: military jargon, military hierarchy, military food... and god, those smart, sexy pilots and their even sexier planes. *swoon*— From Marvelous Miscellany
As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So as an adult, naturally he jumped at the chance to spend a week onboard the aircraft carrier the USS George H.W. Bush. Part deft travelogue, part unerring social observation, and part finely honed comedy, Another Great Day at Sea is the inimitable Dyer's account of his time spent wandering the ship's maze of walkways, hatches, and stairs, and talking with the crew--from the Captain to the ship's dentists. A lanky Englishman in a deeply American world, Dyer brilliantly records daily life aboard this floating fortress, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity become forms of self-expression. At the same time we are reminded why Dyer is celebrated as one of the most original voices in contemporary literature.