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Couldn't put it down, so I didn't!
on 3 March 2012
I couldn't put it down, so I didn't, and read the whole book in one sitting. If you read HIWTYJ, and liked the way Ned puts words on the page that exactly match the way you yourself see and describe things in your head, but couldn't possibly find the words yourself; or you never knew what goes on behind the scenes in the greatest cycle race on earth; or you just like a good chuckle at brilliantly burst bubbles; then this second bite of the cherry is for you. It is just so absorbing and easy to read, but that is not to say it is trivial or banal. Ned just seems to effortlessly and superbly sum up situations with a sentence that hints at a smirk, but somehow also a nod of appreciation or respect. There I said I couldn't possibly match Ned's gift for words, and this proves it - if you hated this review, you'll probably love this book, because its infinitely better written than many others.