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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (27 May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 034099455X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340994559
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 328,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James May is a writer, broadcaster and co-host of Top Gear on BBC2. He writes a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph and has presented series for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky.

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Mandatory lavatory reading for a nation of men (Independent)

'James May is the best thing ever to come out of Top Gear' (Radio Times)

A pacy, rollicking good laugh...you don't need to be a car lover to appreciate the wit and wisdom (Herald Sun)

Praise for James May's Magnificent Machines (-)

'Smart, sharply written' (Guardian)

'The most loveable of the Top Gear presenting trio . . . there's a sharp and interesting mind under the corduroy. Fascinating.' (Nottingham Evening Post)

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A hilarious book of musings and rants from Top Gear's James May.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C. Blackledge on 15 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
James May must now surely be the most famous of the 'Top Gear Trio', and this book is just another example of his excellent writing skills.
Some I had already read from his regular column in The Telegraph, but were a joy to read again. He is a fine example of a writer, who writes in a form of a diary, sharing experiences from his own life, including his local,'Woman' and Fusker the cat.
More books please James!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robyn L. Carlson on 5 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
You do not have to be a car junkie to like this book. James May covers many subjects with insight and humor. I really wish he would write more books, an autobiography that covers his travels would be a great read. The projects he gets involved in would no doubt be a great second volume. I encourage anyone that likes a good story to read Car Fever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lampros Markou on 30 Oct. 2009
Format: Hardcover
In Car Fever,James May shares his amusing reflections on cars, the state of modern society and life in general. You are sure to find yourself laughing out loud at times at his clever turn of phrase and entertaining musings.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. I. McCulloch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Sept. 2009
Format: Hardcover
James May comes across as the most thoughtful and intelligent member of the Top Gear trio - this book further enhances that image. It's a collection of his newspaper articles and is largely car - centred, hence the title. You think of a famous car that the show has featured and it's almost certainly mentioned here either in passing or in depth.

However James does touch on other topics, but always with a witty, astute, slightly surreal eye that doesn't really come across fully in the TV programmes. Observant readers/viewers will recognise the flamboyantly floral blue and white shirt he wears in his cover photo and the shirt gets a little history of its own.

It's a great book for bedtime reading, containing little literary nuggets that will give you a quiet chuckle as you turn the pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Vladimir Kulev on 20 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I do recommend strongly this audio book. This is an inspiring story of the world around and red by James' relaxing voice. I covered miles in the rain with earphones and still can't go back home. Listened it several times and I will again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 5 April 2011
Format: Paperback
If you're as mad a fan of Top gear as I am, then you'll love James May's comments on everyday motoring and the like, from his own personal point of view. What a HOOT!!, you just can't put it down!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Ives on 6 Oct. 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
Amusing in places and well-written throughout. Although I'm sure May himself would be first to admit that he does have a tendancy to witter on a bit about things that hardly matter, he does also occasionally display novel, eye-opening views on some subjects as a British eccentric should.

In his own pedantic style, I feel that 4* is a bit mean as I enjoyed this book more than all the other Top Gear offerings, but 5* should be reserved for literary titans, so I award this 4.333* recurring.
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By JJA Kiefte on 21 Nov. 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
If you like wordplay, irony, self deprecation, humour (but not of the laugh-or-I-shoot kind) etc. this is for you. Don't be afraid, it's not about cars really, although they do come into it a bit, but it's mostly about the slightly foggy, clumsy, man-in-shed kind of bachelor, in short, May himself and the many non-adventures in his life which, apart from a few trips to places like Iceland, isn't very eventful or adventurous. Which makes it all the more fun to read about his battles (of sorts) with tools, pets, officialdom, colleagues (you know who), vague friends, someone called 'woman' and yes, cars and motorcycles. Delightful, wordy and inventive entertainment.
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