Monday, May 24, 2010

Chris Burerki

Chris Burerki is a writer. He's written two books. But he's so much more. He's a character, a traveler, a gentleman, and he's funny! He also loves dogs.

We were walking along Dock Street in Cedar Key and there he was, sitting on a rickety old chair facing a rickety old table on which was placed his "new" laptop computer which had just died to the Internet. Underneath the table was Lucy, a blond Lab (sort of).

Chris was selling his two books. $15 for one or both for $20. I wasn't about to buy any books but we stopped to chat and pet Lucy. His first book, "Travels with Lucy," was sitting open to the Prologue on the table. I began reading. And laughing. Within minutes, I was hooked.

"Travels with Lucy" is about Chris and a mutt named Lucy who set out on a bicycle adventure from Florida to California or as stated on the cover, "3600 miles, 19 flat tires, 7 puppies, and 4 near-death experiences."

I haven't finished it yet, but I've enjoyed every minute thus far! The second book, "Travels with Lucy, Part II," looks just as funny and just as fascinating with some horrendously humorous stories set in places like, yes, Cedar Key!

Chris was upset and explained that all of a sudden the Internet disappeared on his laptop. So, I took a look. Most laptops have a little button to engage the wireless capability, and I figured he had inadvertently turned it off. But I couldn't find it. While fiddling with the computer, though, Lucy disappeared. Evidently, this was nothing new, as Chris took off checking the various shops and restaurants. Lucy liked to visit these places to see if she could get something to eat.

But no Lucy. Then, suddenly, there was she was, laying under the table with a rotten old fish she had found near the water!

So that's how it all started. Now I've got to finish the books. With pleasure!

(Oh, Chris wrote to tell me that someone else had stopped by and found his Internet button near the "On" button on his computer. So, he had the Internet again. I'm sure you realize that that is a really stupid place to put such a button! He even gave the guy a book! Sheesh! ;-))

If you think you'd like to read of the adventures of Chris and Lucy, send an email to Chris at this address:

He may sell you a book (or two). Assuming he still has access to the Internet, of course. Heh, heh!


The Florida Blogger said...

His book reminds me of a book by John Steinbeck, Travels with Charlie. I'm sure Chris' book is pretty funny and telling, also.

brattcat said...

So glad you took a chance and bought his books.

Kate said...

Sounds like Lucy has hooked you, too! Title reminds me of "Travels With Charlie."

Marsi @ The Cottage Cheese said...

My husband used to do the annual "Bike Florida" ride, and said that Chris was always there promoting his books. Sounds like an interesting guy, and I do like a good man/dog/travel adventure...

cieldequimper said...

Wow, what a lovely story. And now I'm going to be late for work.

Small City Scenes said...

Good of you to buy the books. They sound like an interesting read---as interesting as the author. MB

Hilda said...

His books sound like a lot of great fun. And dear Lucy sounds like she's as adventurous as her writer friend. :)

Lois said...

He looks like a great character! Lucy is pretty cute too.

Anonymous said...

LoL! He does look & sound like a 'character', indeed, & if you're hooked on the adventures, then I'll give it a go too - Lord knows we need as many laughs as we can get & who better to read of them than the true 'characters' out there!!! heheheee
Were the books actually published? Can I buy them at my local book store, cuz I'm leery about buying things over the internet!

Rose said...

I need to remember this...I love books like this.

If you like dogs, be sure and see if you can find The North Runner by R. D. is nonfiction and one I read every few years. It isn't funny, just a very good read.

Chattahoochee Valley Daily said...

Just think, if you had been able to find his internet button, you could have received your free copy.

Sounds like he will be publishing volume 3 soon. I am sure he will have some fishy Lucy stories to share.

In regard to your comments on Woodstocks blog; yes, it can be a challenge keeping ferrets entertained and out of trouble. Hmmm, I wonder if a book about me and my ferrets would sell.