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The World According to Clarkson: And Another Thingâ€¦
by Jeremy Clarkson
First line: I suppose all of us were out and about before Christmas, pummelling our credit cards to within an inch of their lives.
Back cover blurb:
Jeremy Clarkson finds the world such a perplexing place that he wrote a bestselling book about it. Yet, despite the appearance of The World According to Clarkson, things — amazingly — havenâ€™t improved. Not being someone to give up easily, however, heâ€™s decided to have another go.
In And Another Thingâ€¦ the king of exasperated quip discovers that:
- bombing North Carolina is bad for Yorkshire
- we can look forward to exploding at the age of 62
- Russians look bad in Speedos. But not as bad as we do
- wasps are the highest form of life.
Thoughts: I love Top Gear, which, if youâ€™re unfamiliar with it, is an outrageous sort of motor programme that even such car un-enthusiasts as myself can thoroughly enjoy. As Clarkson is one of the three presenters on the show, I found it hard to resist when I saw a copy of one of his books in a bookstore. After reading it, I discovered that it had been better for me had I managed to resist the temptation. Simply put: he drives me up the wall and infuriates me with pretty much every little column heâ€™s ever written. I have thus come to the conclusion that I will keep watching, and enjoying, Top Gear, but will keep as far away as possible from anything of Clarksonâ€™s that is not directly related to the show. (I now have to figure out if I should give in to the temptation to read any of the books by James May and Richard Hammond (the two other presenters), or if itâ€™s best to just stay away from those as well.)
As for the rating, a D will do.