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The Cyclist: A Collection of Autobiographical Cycling Stories

The Cyclist: A Collection of Autobiographical Cycling Stories [Kindle Edition]

Matt Buttsworth
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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The Cyclist is a collection of humorous autobiographical cycling and cycle touring tales written by the author about his adventures while cycling around the Southwest of Western Australia and around Europe as well as his experiences as a bicycle shop owner and bicycle tour operator.
It is funny, enjoyable, and at times, gripping.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 893 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Buttsworth Books (21 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052MUEJS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #345,135 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dr Matt Buttsworth is an Australian author and an international politics commentator. He is an expert on Chinese and World Politics and History.
Nonfiction work by Dr Matt Buttsworth published on Amazon includes Polarshift - China, India and the Rise and Fall of the West, a wide ranging, thought provoking historical analysis of why the West won and lost world leadership and why the nations of Asia - China and India - are now becoming the dominant economic and technological powers in the world. He is also the author of the international politics analysis article China versus the US - the Challenge to the World Trading System and of Eden and the Fall, a hard hitting, thought provoking analysis of the fallacies of radical ecological history.
His fictional writing includes the popular historical novel Zheng He, about the life of the famous Chinese navigator and admiral also known as Cheng Ho, and the nuclear thriller Peace as well as a number of collections of poetry and short stories.

Dr Matt Buttsworth is currently writing a novel on the Portuguese discovery of the sea route to India.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting 1 Mar 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I found the story really interesting. It flowed well and kept me turning the pages. The thing that put me off though was the missing words. I had to stop and work out what word should have been there.

One thing I most definitely do not agree with is the bit near the end about the dolphins and his comment about the whale in free willy.

They are wild animals not circus performers. And what ever they learned was rewarded by food. That's why the dolphins stayed, because they didn't know how to find food themselves. Willy would not have chosen to be put in a small pool and taught tricks, he would have chosen the sea and to be able to eat, find a mate and to live free. In his book, Matt spoke of the freedom he felt while riding his bike. Dolphins and whales should have the right to feel that freedom too.
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4.0 out of 5 stars China comes alive! 8 April 2012
By Dundasray - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition
"This is a collection of short stories I really enjoyed reading. Funny, quirky and at times alarming they really gave me the feel of being on a bike riding with him. I heartily recommend this ebook."
4.0 out of 5 stars Light-hearted reminiscences 20 Jan 2014
By dunkmack - Published on
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A very enjoyable collection of reminiscences, based on the author's adventures with his bike, growing up in Perth, West Australia, and subsequently touring on his bike. The only thing which lets it down are the spelling mistakes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Very entertaining. 6 Oct 2013
By Don Wills - Published on
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A very entertaining book. My only disappointment was about 70% through the book, when I went to the author's website and discovered that this is a work of fiction and not a biography. The narrative is so believable that I thought he was relating his own life experiences. And a part of me still thinks that the book is at least partly autobiographical. I was lucky enough to download it from Amazon for free but in retrospect would have gladly paid for it. I've cycled for enough decades now (both as a hobby and as a commuter) that I could related to many of the stories.
2.0 out of 5 stars It was ok 26 July 2014
By MrsRuHa - Published on
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I found it a bit interesting in the beginning, but by the time I got thru about 1/3 of the book, I felt it was a tad boring.

That's why I just gave it 2 stars. Sorry folks, but it just wasn't made cup of tea.
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