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In this sequel to his previous best seller Jeremy Clarkson puts the world to rites again. This book is the second of 3 volumes (so far) in which his Sunday Times columns are amalgamated into one book.
In this book he rants and raves about Live8, having arthritis, sharks and mobile phones. His solutions to the problems and annoying things that we put up with everyday may be extreme but they are humorous and written with his tongue firmly in his cheek. Some of his arguments are strong and incisive that will have you nodding in agreement others are silly and will have you laughing.
The book contains 87 column pieces in 340 pages, each column being about 3 and half pages long. Each column contains interesting facts to about the subject. At the end of each column is the date it appeared in the paper, the first appeared in January 2004 and the last was December 2005 so some of the topical stuff is a little dated, although some of the things didn't seem that long ago, where has the time gone. This is an excellent book for a holiday as it is light hearted and very easy to read, just sit back and enjoy it.
I would recommend this book and other books he has written. I prefer to read books by Jeremy Clarkson rather than watch him on the TV, his writing style is witty and factual. His other books include I Know You Got Soul where he describes the machines that matter to use and why we love some machines but not others. In Motorworld he travels to 11 different countries and describes there relationships with all things 4 wheeled. In Clarkson on Cars and Born to be Riled he has compiled his articles on cars and motoring.
jeremy clarkson has a very unique style of pointing his viiews across. He will use foul and bad mouthed language, accompanied with his humour to make a very unintresting topic, intresting.
Along eith this you find yourself falling prey to clarksons charm and humour.
This is the sequel to the sunday times bestseller "The world according to clarkson".
The book contains over 80 plus mini-topics that he talks about, ranging from life of obese people,useage of technology,politics and celebrities,e.t.c..
He critises many people, the beckhams were first on his list as he called the fools for their names and dodgy tatoos.
On another positive hand he targeted the americs consecutively for everything they did right and wrong, Hurray for jeremy clarkson.
He practically verbally tortures them for being fat and copying british ideas.
I brought this for £3.00 off ebay after bidding relatively,It can brought off amazon rather cheaply for around £2.00.
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He is most loved for his role as part of the trio on Top Gear but Jeremy Clarkson seems to be everywhere these days. Whether it be on DVD's or newspaper columns or even the 24 hour Top Gear channel that is UKTVG2. So when I spotted his latest book, The World According To Clarkson Vol 2 reduced from £18.99 to a fiver I had to buy it. I've read a couple of his other books recently and if I'm honest I'm very surprised by how much stuff I agree with him on. I'd enjoyed the first volume of this series over Christmas and was sure before starting it that I would enjoy this one too.
Like the first book, Vol 2 is a similar collection of his articles from the Sunday times, this time from January 2004 to December 2005. Of course the book does reflect some events from that period but by and large it focuses on his life and things he is doing at the times. The focus of the articles ranges from how impossible it is to buy a jacket in Britain while it's actually cold to how he should perhaps be a little nicer about David Beckham.
Of course in typical Clarkson manor the style of the articles are quite dry, with a brief sprinkling of humour laced throughout. While I was reading it I actually found that it was almost like watching an episode of Top Gear, with his style of writing and presenting being quite close together. Unlike the first book though I didn't feel the need to be constantly reading this one, but that's more down to a change in my personal circumstances. But regardless of this I found that picking up the book and dipping into it every now and again worked just as well as reading one article straight after another.
The articles all flow in date order and cover about 3 and a half pages each, which does make this book ideal for reading whilst doing other things. I found with the first book that if I'd perhaps been a Sunday Times reader I wouldn't have enjoyed the book so much, mainly because I felt I would have read them before. This book however has changed my mind on this and I actually feel that regardless of whether I'd read them before they would still hold the charm and humour as if I was reading them for the first time.
Over the course of the book there are a couple of subjects that seemed to come up quite often, environmentalists and Health and Safety for the most part but he puts enough of a new angle on these points that it doesn't feel like your reading the same thing again. It was one of the only downsides to the first book and it seems that the approach to editing this one and the choice of articles has perhaps taken that on board. Other than that I really couldn't find any downsides to the book, well unless you don't like Jeremy of course, that would be a major one.
Overall this is quite an entertaining book. It's important to bear in mind that all of Clarkson mannerisms and attitude goes into every article. It is a bit like watching him on Top Gear in so much as you could actually imagine him presenting a political show or something similar with his views. I think from a personal point of view I enjoyed it so much because I agreed with a lot of what he's saying. Well that and I seem to be becoming Clarkson. I would certainly recommend to anyone who likes him or Top Gear but if you don't then I seriously recommend giving this a wide birth.
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Jeremy Clarkson finds the world a perplexing place. So much so, in fact, that he wrote a book about it. But despite the appearance of the bestselling The World According To Clarkson, things don't seem to have changed much. And so Jeremy's having another go. In And Another Thing, our exasperated hero discovers that: he inadvertently dropped a bomb on North Carolina; we're all going to explode at the age of 62; Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as Brits; no one should have to worry about being Bill Oddie's long lost sister; cooking a Sunday Roast is one thing. Gravy is quite another; and, he should probably be nicer about David Beckham. But while these things play on his mind, the world remains Jeremy's favourite place to be. On the whole, it's brilliant. It's just the idiots, meddlers and do-gooders who spoil it for the rest of us. Laugh-out-loud funny and as straight-talking as ever, Clarkson bursts their pointless little bubble, while celebrating the special things that we should hold dear. Sit back and enjoy as Jeremy puts the world to rights.