Start reading How Hard Can It Be? on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

How Hard Can It Be?: The World According to Clarkson Volume 4
 
 

How Hard Can It Be?: The World According to Clarkson Volume 4 [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Clarkson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £7.99
Kindle Price: £2.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.00 (63%)
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £2.99  
Hardcover £18.11  
Paperback £6.39  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.


Product Description

Product Description

How Hard Can it Be? is the fourth hilarious volume in Jeremy Clarkson's The World According to Clarkson series.



How hard can it be...



To build a power station without upsetting the eco-mentalists? To seek world domination if you've been hit the ugly stick? For the Met Office to get yesterday's weather right?




In volume four of The World According to Clarkson, Jeremy Clarkson pours scorn on the nonsensical, the dumb, the idiotic and the plain foolish in his continuing quest to discover where exactly we've all gone wrong.



Along the way he ponders:



• Whether conquering France might solve the immigration problem


• What happened when you ignore proper warning labels


• What would happen if we turned the internet off



Often controversial, frequently scathing but always funnier than James May, Jeremy Clarkson shows us how we could so easily make the world a better place.



Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:



'Brilliant . . . laugh-out-loud' Daily Telegraph


'Outrageously funny . . . will have you in stitches' Time Out



Number-one bestseller Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. Born To Be Riled, Clarkson On Cars, Don't Stop Me Now, Driven To Distraction, Round the Bend, Motorworld, and I Know You Got Soul are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store.



Jeremy Clarkson because his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun and the Sunday Times. Today he is the tallest person working in British television, and is the presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear.

About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. He now writes for the Sun and the Sunday Times and is the tallest person working in British television.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 556 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (30 Sep 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0040QDMDM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,967 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson began his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser. Since then he has written for the Sun, the Sunday Times, the Rochdale Observer, the Wolverhampton Express & Star, all of the Associated Kent Newspapers and Lincolnshire Life. Today he is the tallest person working in British television.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By A. Marczak TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
The first thing to say about this book is this: if you don't like Clarkson the TV persona, you won't like this book. If you do like Clarkson off the telly, then you will like this book.

The second thing to say is that this book is a collection of articles written for the Sunday Times over the course of 2009. So if you read his column, you've read this book.

Having covered these two points, I'd say that I enjoyed this collection just as much as the three previous volumes. This is the selection from 2009, which means that they are gradually becoming more current. There are quite a few references to Shannon Matthews, David Cameron and Gordon Brown, and provided you haven't been on the moon for the last three years, these articles should relate to events you can remember.

As with the other books, they are great in small doses, as all articles are basically the same length.

Recommended reading for fans of Clarkson, and one to avoid if you are not.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Clarkson at his Best 5 Nov 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
I bought this book as my holiday read a couple of weeks ago; I was really looking forward to lying on my sun bed chuckling away to myself. I must say I was slightly disappointed, this is definitely not Clarkson at his best. Not as witty or as sharp as usual, and I thought he had chosen some strange subjects to deride. Saying all that he is still one of my favorite authors, and I agree with 99% of what he says. Looking forward to his next offering.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same 17 Oct 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Being a dyed in the wool Clarkson fan this tome was always going to meet my expectations. Politically incorrect as always and written with true tongue in cheek humour. I would vote for him as President.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Sample only - and a short sample it is too! 29 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I generally like Clarkson's tv output and what I read of his For Crying Out Loud wasn't bad, so I gave this a whirl. The sample, having a very large font, is quite short with only about three articles reproduced from his newspaper column some years ago. I found them much the same as in the other book, but they were slightly more reasoned and well-observed in gist if equally absurd in tone (especially with the article on rebuilding the hospital). I can't say I laughed much, but then I guess the book is more about making a point than comedy per se. I'd give this about 3.1 stars, so it just has the edge over For Crying Out Loud.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK toilet book 21 Jun 2011
By timmyuk
Format:Paperback
I'm a Clarkson fan. However, this series of books is becoming a bit long in the tooth. They've always been books to keep by the bog, as the chapters are two pages long. Just enough reading for me to finish my business. However, JC should consider writing some new material, rather than simply publishing his articles that many of us have already read in the Sunday Times. That said, these books will always sell well - and unfortunately that's all the publishers (and probably Jezza himself) want.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mildly Amusing Nonsense 19 Dec 2010
Format:Paperback
I haven't read any of his other books so can't comment on how this relates to his other stuff, but I found this a pretty weak collection of rants and stories overall. It does have some quite funny bits, but it doesn't really have enough comedy overall for me to recommend it purely on that basis. Some of it falls into the classic "make an over the top statement then imply anyone who doesn't like it must be a PC Nazi" routine. These moments just seemed a bit forced and contrived for me, even if the targets are sometimes worthy of mockery.

Overall not bad, but not great. I'd hesitate to say it's one for his fans only.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars stale, scarcely funny, 2 April 2011
Format:Hardcover
Disappointing, having been a fan until now, this is JC not at his best. Reading these stale, artificially grumpy repetitions I get the impression he lost his punch, gives a crap about his readers and is now just out to make an easy pound. Time to become a politician.
Was this review helpful to you?
20 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Edition too expensive. 29 Jan 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
At the time of writing the Kindle Edition is more than double the price of the paperback and more than three times the cheapest new price for the hardcover. So let's see:

No printing costs.
No packing costs.
No distribution costs.
Can't be copied.
Can't be lent.
Can't be re-sold used.

And yet mysteriously over-priced... someone is having their cake and eating it... and having bonus cake.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Makes me chuckle
Published 1 month ago by Christmas fairy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Bought for a present
Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Lynne Jeffery
4.0 out of 5 stars Very funny
I enjoyed this book it was both interesting and amusing. It made for enjoyable light reading on holiday and whilst traveling.
Published 2 months ago by Harry Pearson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliantly offensive!! Love it !!
Published 2 months ago by ronjo
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine
Bought as a gift
Published 4 months ago by Jan
3.0 out of 5 stars but smelt a bit funny.
The book was in ok condition, but smelt a bit funny.
Published 4 months ago by Maria Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally perfect! Excellent item - Lightning fast delivery - Great ...
Totally perfect! Excellent item - Lightning fast delivery - Great seller
Published 4 months ago by Mrs. S. J. Tomkins
5.0 out of 5 stars not hard at all just very entertaining
It's Clarkson, full on, high octane, opinionated fearless fun. You don't have to believe all he writes ( he doesn't) but knowing what and what he is if you don't laugh out loud... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Claxon
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it was chock full of observations, references and typical Jezza humour. Worth a read if you like Clarkson's sense of humour
Published 4 months ago by Tiernan laird
4.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson being himself
Typical Clarkson, so if you like him, you will like this book
Published 5 months ago by RT
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Kindle Pricing 1 11 Jun 2011
See all discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category