The Top Gear Guide to Britain by Richard Porter

In brief: The guide to the fourth best country in the world as to what makes it tick. The good: Quite funny in parts. The not-so-good: The stock photos got on my nerves at time – more Top Gear pics please! Why I chose it: I am a huge 'old' Top Gear fan (even though... Continue Reading →

The Stig: The Untold Story by Simon du Beaumarche

In brief: Simon tries to discover who the Stig is, but runs into wild rumours and crazy coincidences everywhere he goes. The good: Really funny in some places, I loved the characterisation of Clarkson, Hammond and May. The not-so-good: I didn't always get the UK pop culture references and the joke does wear thin at... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 2/11/15

Wow, November already! How did that happen? I didn't get out for my city book spree last weekend, but I'm planning a local spree before I hit some busy work periods. At least then I have an excuse to read and relax at night! The book gods were very generous to me last week and... Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday 3/8/15

Thanks everyone for your kind words last Monday – I'm slowly getting better (perhaps helped by the need to search for the new Murakami on the weekend). I did have a better week in terms of deliveries, all that lying around may have inspired an order or two… (Click on the titles for a link... Continue Reading →

A Top Gear Christmas by Top Gear

A quick rundown… It's the Big Book of Top Gear with a distinctly Christmas theme. Strengths: It's Top Gear. It's funny. Weaknesses: Hard to get excited by Christmas when it's February and hot. Why I read it: 1. The comic was in the Top Gear Live programme. 2. I always enjoy these Top Gear books,... Continue Reading →

How Hard Can it Be? By Jeremy Clarkson

A quick rundown… The World According to Clarkson Volume 4 – full of grumpy, yet witty and strangely sensible observations. Strengths: Very funny, and Clarkson knows how to take things to extremes. Weaknesses: Readers of his newspaper columns may have already read these. Why I read it: Have read the other three books and I... Continue Reading →

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