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Time to retire,
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This review is from: Is It Really Too Much To Ask?: The World According to Clarkson Volume 5 (Hardcover)
Over the years I have read most of Clarkson's books. Some have been better than others, but I always found them to be excellent holiday reads. This one was different. It feels like it was written by someone who doesn't really care any more. People read Clarkson because of his different, child-like perspective on the world around us, because of his "hang on a second, this doesn't make sense" approach to life. However, there's just too much of "hey, look at me, I have a farm, the PM is my neighbour and I'm important enough to be invited to big parties and submarine rides" in this one. But worst of all, the book could as well be half as thick without loosing too much content - many of his views or expressions are repeated over and over again in different chapters, which makes the text rather boring. So dear Mr Clarkson (if you read this), you say that retirement is terrible since the only thing you would have to do is to check the fridge every 5 minutes to see if something edible has magically appeared, but, please, do consider making this sacrifice - maybe it's time...