I have been a fan of the text commentary that Ben (in particular) does on the BBC Sport website for ages and was very excited when I found this book. I saved it for my holiday and was looking forward to getting going on it more than I was looking forward to going on holiday !! I was not disappointed, the writing style is just as I had hoped it would be.
I am a fan of the Tony Hawks / Danny Wallace / Dave Gorman genre of books and while there is a nod to all of these authors in the style of this book, this stands out as a very good book in it's own right. Both guys have an excellent writing style and a real way with words. While they are both very different characters, they both have the ability to make you laugh out loud with a particularly descriptive bit of writing.
It was one of those books that you don't want to put down because you are enjoying it so much yet you don't want to read too much because you don't want it to end, and for me they don't come around very often. The only warning I would give is that my wife got annoyed with me sniggering and chuckling while I was reading this in bed.
Can't wait for the next offering chaps.