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Clarkson rides again!
on 28 November 2004
I remember seeing parts of the TV series this book was based on. And I certainly remember reading the smaller, hardback edition of this book in my local library. It was probably one of the most amusing books I remember reading at the time...and it still is!
I now own this paperback version and on reading it again I can remember why reading the version in the library made me laugh. I once said in another review of one of Clarkson's books that "...In his crusade to annoy, anger and aggravate, he brings a lot of honesty and a single-minded obsession that many so-called car reviewers lack". Well in this book, he takes that very un-politically correct writing style to review the driving habits of a few different countries around the world (The USA he visits twice). He doesn't pull any punches here, criticising anything that annoys him (Tokyo's traffic jams get a good dose of vitriol here) and mentions with glee anything that fascinated him (The sight of Italian villagers wanting to see Clarkson and two companions drive at speed out of their village, cheering them on).
This book will not be for everyone (Certainly not those who despise his views) but there is one thing you can't deny. He does have a good point and I mean a *very* good point...