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Rollercoaster of emotions!
, 1 Mar. 2011
This review is from: Born to Punt: Steve Palmer's Betting Year (Hardcover)
Having read the very odd entry from Palmer's weekend diary entry, this was a must buy for any betting enthusiast. I spent 4 hours charging across London in order to have a copy for Monday mornings light reading on the train to work and the ensuing journeys; that plan is already out the window having finished the book by Monday evening! The joy of my 4 hour escapade on Friday was that I benefited with 2 hours immediate reading time!
Absolutely hilarious from the start! For anyone that is regularly involved in financial combat with the bookmakers, or simply intrigued into what makes thousands of people regularly frit away their finances on a variety of sports, Steve's account is frightfully recognisable. Chasing the dream! The lazy boy lifestyle led with his accomplice through various fast-food establishments adds the required light humour!
I very rarely have a financial interest in golf tournaments which is Steve's main betting medium, but will follow his Wednesday column in the Racing Post with closer interest from now on in order to understand how his Sunday evenings entail! I even considered tonight that he is probably on the losing end of West Brom's controversial equaliser - having begun to understood his betting patterns and choices so carefully. I feel your pain Steve!
Sensational read, hopefully inspires more non-professional gamblers to come out with honest in sites into their gambling exploits instead of the current array of titles on offer purely highlighting their major gambles - no rollercoaster ride in those books unlike Steve's!
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