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A good read, could be better though.
on 15 March 2012
I couldn't help thinking that this book had been pieced together and brought to market too quickly in light of the forthcoming film, Rush (directed by Ron Howard). It's a shame, as a little more attention to detail, and better editing, would have added the polish it lacks.
Yes there are better, more factually accurate (come on, proof readers!) motor racing books out there, but by and large this book works in its attempt to portray the contrasting characters of Hunt and Lauda and how their fortunes ebbed and flowed throughout the season. Readers already familiar with other books such as Lauda's For the Record may find it a bit lightweight with nothing new to offer, but it does bring together all the different elements under one roof. Those who are not so knowledgeable about the subject matter should find it insightful and, in the main, a compelling read.
Great photography. Recommended, but could have been so much better.