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4.0 out of 5 stars A book that has received undeserved criticism.
The general criticism of `Round the Bend' is Clarkson's references to `the above picture'. Images are absent as the book is a simple `copy-and-paste' job of his Sunday Times columns. A previous reviewer describes this occurrence as `in nearly all of... [the] reviews'. This is an absolute exaggeration; I found about 10 and there are about 100 chapters. Although irritating,...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Fooled again
I wish I'd been warned beforehand. A new book by JC is a must-have for any self-respecting British petrolhead, even if it's one of his works which only mentions cars in passing. This latest opus is 100% cars, but the trouble is, it's simply a thrown-together collection of Jeremy's reviews for the Sunday Times since 2008. Which is all very well, unless you happen to be a...
Published on 3 Nov 2011 by Andrew Kay
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5.0 out of 5 stars Round the Bend.,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Paperback)Purchased as a gift for Xmas so I have not read it. But the receiver of the gift loved it.
4.0 out of 5 stars clarkson shares his opinion,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Kindle Edition)Clarkson is a writer and presenter who can make you smile or groan or punch him in one article this book is a collection of articles published in Newspapers some of them are dated because they were topical when written and are now just plain out of date but often still amusing
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book BUT,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Kindle Edition)I loved this book. Easy to read in highly entertaining 'bite sized' pieces.
The problem is that I don't want to buy any more Amazon stuff until they agree to pay their fair UK tax.
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarkson,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Kindle Edition)Love him buy the book, hate him don't buy, it's Clarkson nothing more more to be said, except three words needed to finish.
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 or 3 pages in and its same old same old.,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Paperback)Having read and enjoyed some of Clarksons previous books I bought this hoping it would be just as good. However I wish the articles would be more up to date and perhaps this format of using old newspaper articles has become a tad boring. Maybe he should actually write a book!
4.0 out of 5 stars On his usual form,
This review is from: Round the Bend (Kindle Edition)I prefer Clarkson's more miscellaneous writings (I'm a girl, I'm not that interested in torque and bhp!) but when I can't get them I'll happily read the car stuff because most of every review is generally pretty random and always amusing. I do love the way he tells it like (he thinks) it is, even when I don't agree with him the man can make me laugh.
This book doesn't disappoint. It's just what you expect it to be so if you like him, buy it, if you don't like him, don't buy it. Or buy it and rant while you read!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Why bother to write such rubbish,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Jeremy Clarkson,round the bend,
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not What We Hoped For....,
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3.0 out of 5 stars Amusing repeat of Sunday Times articles,
I've seen a lot about the publication of `old stuff, but aren't most of his books a collection of his writings for the Times? Yep, it is slightly dated talking about an economy that has got worse in the three years since writing and the launch of cars that have now been superseded by new models, but then you weren't planning on buying a new Lambo anyway, were you?
I think it would have been fairer to the book buying public to have issued this straight into the cheaper paperback version, but this is still typical Jeremy Clarkson - playing a rather a grumpy (but witty) persona. Of course he's not politically correct, of course he rants and raves, but you know what he's like or you wouldn't consider buying the book!
Three stars because it's expensive for what it is but it is still amusing writing and it's not just for petrol-heads.
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Round the Bend by Jeremy Clarkson