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Refreshingly intelligent book,
This review is from: Saving The Test (Kindle Edition)
I've read a lot of rubbish cricket books but this one was a breath of fresh air. True, the cover is pretty boring, but ignore that. The best thing about this book is that the author is not a member of the cricketing establishment so this book is not tedious and politically correct like so many other cricket books I have read (several ghost-written 'autobiographies' spring to mind). The author is clearly a cricket fan himself and basically seems to be sick of the current state of play in the cricketing world. So he describes several simple things that need to change, and then goes into some serious depth analysing the tangible evidence to support his argument.
I'm glad that the book didn't become a nostalgic whinge and the author did not dumb anything down. For this reason, those who have some knowledge about cricket should love this book, but this is definitely not an 'introduction to cricket' and a reader without some background in the game will probably become lost. But I think that's why I loved this book. It's not trying to be everything to everyone. It's trying to 'tell it like it is' to people who care about cricket.