319 of 327 people found the following review helpful
A great read for cyclists and non cyclists alike,
This review is from: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder (Kindle Edition)
I should declare an interest in this book as I am Dave's mum, but I am very proud that he has managed to finish something for once in his life as he never got round to tidying his room or doing his homework on time. I've read each of his stories and can confirm that they are mostly factually correct and in some places a little too much information has been supplied. They made me laugh, cry, reminisce and also email him a stern ticking off for some of the naughty language he has used. His dad read it as well and is currently in discussion with lawyers concerning the paragraph concerning labelling. On a serious note, I am not a fanatical cyclist and confess to a bike with a shopping basket attached. Yet I enjoyed reading Dave's "tales from two wheels" as he has made a real effort to bring non-cyclists into his world. I'm still not sure I understand all of the jargon but get the general gist. So I am going to give this book five stars on the condition that Dave pops round in the near future and helps us with some gardening.
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Initial post: 26 Mar 2012, 22:14:51 BST
Mr. Richard C. Barrett says:
Posted on 3 May 2012, 17:37:07 BST
Bobby Davro says:
I see where David gets his keen wit from now.
Posted on 14 May 2012, 11:37:08 BST
W. Grumett says:
What a wonderful review - as the partner of a cyclist with the same disorder - I had to get this book, said partner is now reading it on my kindle! I can hear him laughing from here and he is only on page one!
Posted on 5 Jun 2012, 19:37:11 BST
Brilliant! This is going straight in my basket for my OCCD husband as a surprise... he'll love it! I hope Dave has donned his gardening gloves for you.
Posted on 30 Jun 2012, 16:09:07 BST
As soon as Dave's Mum writes a book - I'll buy it!
Posted on 30 Aug 2012, 19:30:18 BST
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Quality Guy says:
Based on this review I'm buying the book - after all, your mam is surely your biggest critic!
Bought the book - loved it.
Posted on 17 Oct 2012, 03:47:50 BST
J. Greenslade says:
Excellent review, obviously a proud mother. I'm about half way through the book and It feels like it is me writing the book. Infact I have just e-mailed my fellow cyclists, telling them to get a copy as we can all see where Dave is coming from.
Posted on 18 Dec 2012, 13:18:36 GMT
What a lovely review. I'm laughing already, and I haven't even downloaded it yet!
Posted on 5 May 2014, 03:00:09 BST
P. K. Johnson says:
I want to go bike riding with Dave's mum!
Posted on 10 May 2014, 16:55:24 BST
Excellent. Reading Dave's mum's comments made me want to read the book. Also, as a mother of a teenage boy who is starting his GCSE's in 2 days, and sitting on the sofa complaining that he has nothing to do, it filled me with hope! Thank you for making me laugh.