Top critical review
Not the greatest read.
on 4 June 2016
Hughes tells the tale well but stylistically the book leaves much to be desired.
I object to the flagrant use of foul language - it is totally unnecessary. That and the smattering of boyish jokes lower the level of the content. I also found the endless reference to modern events and personalities during the telling of the stories of the earlier Ashes games to be highly distracting. I do not need to hear Hughes' comparison of the stars of yesteryear with their more recent successors. He also falls into the trap especially in the early chapters of the repetition of 'incredibly...', 'amazing' and 'the .....-est in history', a trend which shows a poor command of the English language. And who was responsible for proof reading? My copy of the book included a number of errors.
All in all this is not the greatest read on the subject of cricket.