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The World According to Clarkson [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Clarkson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)

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Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything in The World According to Clarkson.



Jeremy Clarkson has seen rather more of the world than most. He has, as they say, been around a bit. And as a result, he's got one or two things to tell us about how it all works - and being Jeremy Clarkson he's not about to voice them quietly, humbly and without great dollops of humour.



In The World According to Clarkson, he reveals why it is that:


• Too much science is bad for our health


• '70s rock music is nothing to be ashamed of


• Hunting foxes while drunk and wearing night-sights is neither big nor clever


• We must work harder to get rid of cricket


• He liked the Germans (well, sometimes)



With a strong dose of common sense that is rarely, if ever, found inside the M25, Clarkson hilariously attacks the pompous, the ridiculous, the absurd and the downright idiotic, whilst also celebrating the eccentric, the clever and the sheer bloody brilliant.



Less a manifesto for living and more a road map to modern life, The World According to Clarkson is the funniest book you'll read this year. Don't leave home without it.



The World According to Clarkson is a hilarious collection of Jeremy's Sunday Times columns and the first in his The World According to Clarkson series which also includes And Another Thing . . . , For Crying Out Loud! and How Hard Can It Be?



Praise for Jeremy Clarkson:



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


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



Number-one bestseller and presenter of the hugely popular Top Gear, 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 Carscan be downloaded on the App Store.

About the Author

Jeremy Clarkson made his name presenting a poky motoring programme on BBC2 called Top Gear. He left to forge a career in other directions but made a complete hash of everything and ended up back on Top Gear again. He lives with his wife, Francie, and three children in Oxfordshire. Despite this he has a clean driving licence.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 360 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin; New Ed edition (26 May 2005)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002RI9PPY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,531 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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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.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as you expect 21 Nov 2006
Format:Hardcover
My girlfriend bought me this book as she knew I'm a big Clarkson fan. I read it over one train journey and I thought it was fantastic. If you enjoy clarkson on tv then you'll love the book. As you would expect he is straight to the point whilst being humourous. I have to admit to agreeing with him completely in his views. (well with the exception of his slating of cricket.)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious 5 Sep 2006
Format:Paperback
Not being into cars I wasn't sure what I'd make of this. However once started I found it to be a hilarious read and I ended up finishing this in record time whilst on holiday. Many of the stories made me laugh out loud (much to the annoyance of my children). I'm now working my way though the rest of his publications. Excellent.
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64 of 69 people found the following review helpful
By J. Wood
Format:Hardcover
..and I'm pleased to say I think he's fantastic. Clarkson is one of those columnists who will actually make you laugh out loud virtually everytime, regardless of the subject. His articles often twist and turn but the next smile or laugh is never far away.
This book is especially great for people that that find it hard to get the time to sit down and read a book. Basically, it's a huge collection of his articles that are roughly two or three pages long each, so you can pick it up and put it down as much as you like.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars That funny guy from Top Gear 27 Aug 2006
Format:Paperback
This book contains articles from the Times written by the incredibly insensitive, ironic and distasteful but brilliant Jeremy Clarkson who features in BBC2's Top Gear. I loved this book for the reason that Clarkson portrays everything he talks about in an unreal, yet incredibly addictive way. But I do believe you must at least have watched an episode of Top Gear or seen Clarkson in action, because if you haven't then the way he talks and writes won't come through so clearly.

Also if you have never liked Clarkson then you should probably stay away from this book because it will probably just increase your dislike for him.

He is outspoken in a not very politically correct way, but often true; if not in a very negative and tongue in cheek way. I think that you will enjoy this book and find yourself agreeing with a lot of the things that he writes. It's a good holiday read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's the muts nuts 25 Feb 2006
Format:Paperback
The master at his very best. Laugh a minute entertainment. You'll keep reading it over and over again - and still laugh even though you know what's coming. Brilliant !!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun 10 Nov 2005
Format:Paperback
To summarise the content, the book is made up of articles with Jeremy Clarkson has written over the last couple of years, each discussing another area of his experiences.
I found this book really versitile. If you want you can sit down and read it straight, however I thought that its much better to have a flick through and read the articles that catch your eye. Clarkson's anecdotes are very funny and I was often caught laughing out loud to my embarressment. Even though he is a very strong tory, some of his views are hilarious, I recommend this to anyone who is looking for some light-hearted enjoyment.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious!!! 23 Sep 2005
By ashley
Format:Paperback
I took this book on holiday with my and I could not put it down. I laughed out loud at it so many times. Its now making its way round friends and family who are finding it just as funny. I loved this book, Clarksons whitty quips have you chuckling on every page. Its an insightful veiw of Clarksons world.
The guy is a genius.
If its humor you want buy this book, read it, then share it.
I highly recommend it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this book. 13 Mar 2006
Format:Paperback
You can't help laughing when you read this book, helped in some part by being able to hear him in your head as you read, but some of the subject matter is so funny it's almost not amusing, it's really quite serious stuff he is dealing with in some cases. I love this man's attitude and the way he writes. I can't advise people strongly enough to buy this book, even if only to unite those of us with common sense. If you ever look at the world and keep asking yourself "is it just me?" reading this book will reassure you that you are not alone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Mildly amusing although, as I already knew, some of his opinions are not acceptable in this modern world.
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good book
Published 9 days ago by J SMITH
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Jeremy!
If you like Jeremy Clarkson you will love this book! Typical irreverent humour and a great read! Would definitely recommend.
Published 1 month ago by TC1
3.0 out of 5 stars Mildly amusing
I know Jeremy Clarkson only from his "Top Gear" appearances and for his (excellent) war documentaries, which may be found on YouTube. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Teemacs
3.0 out of 5 stars A random collection of bad-tempered musings
After having read and reviewed the Kindle sample unfavourably - which was a very mean free sample, consisting of only the first and arguably worst three pages of the whole book - I... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andrew Ives
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book
I like reading Clarkson, he says what he thinks, which isn't all bad. Its easy to read and fun to read.
Published 3 months ago by Abbey buyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Another brilliant book by Clarkson..has he thought of running for primeminister...we love him, his dry sense of humour which comes through in all of his books... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Enya21
5.0 out of 5 stars And on that bombshell...
Another classic take on modern life by the man who lives his life on the philosophy of SPEED!! and POWERRRR!!! A great read.
Published 4 months ago by Scaramanga
5.0 out of 5 stars Ow!
This bloke was my inspiration to write! He makes me laugh so much it hurts. He really isn't a man of the people with his wealth and his public school privilege, but I'll forgive... Read more
Published 5 months ago by vmaxnick
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
Funny, light hearted, well thought out short stories about everything under the sun. Really great read for someone who doesn't have the time to get into a more serious book.
Published 5 months ago by Freya
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