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Murder on the Darts Board Paperback – 1 Jan 2008
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"Brave, boozy banter for bedroom Bristows of all ages" -- Maxim Magazine, Feb 2008
"Irwin chronicles his "journey to the heart of dartness" - and darkness, in the form of oceans of Guinness - with humour and perception. He may have been found wanting on the oche but he's hit the bull's-eye here." -- The Independent on Sunday, Sunday 13 January 2008
About the Author
In January 2005 Justin Irwin gave up his job to become a darts player for a year. He then wrote about his experiences in Muder on the Darts Board.
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For darts fans, Bellies and Bullseyes knocks this into a cocked hat, but for non-aficionados this is still a worthwhile read.
Justin's books kept me interested in his journey and his challenge, allowing me to understand his motivation for his own challenge and the ups & downs he had through the course of the year. I loved how open he was to the reader in his emotions, his relationships and with his demons.
I could easily identify with his challenge, even though I knew little about darts and felt it could easily have been about any challenge that the author had set himself. He made personal sacrificies and found out more about himself, his friends and his passion than he had known before he started his challenge!
The story was funny and inspirational at the same time and I can now watch darts knowing slightly more than I used to before about the game, the players and the tactics involved and now have greater respect for the players for their tenacity that they have in pursuing a sport which may appear simple but clearly after reading this book takes great skill to master.
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The majority of the book talks about Justin Irwin, childline and how kooky his decision was.Read more
Justin writes with a frank, open and often amusing style that suits the subject matter well.Read more
I thoroughly enjoyed it from the first to the last word.Read more