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The World According to Clarkson: And Another Thing…
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 — haven’t improved. Not being someone to give up easily, however, he’s decided to have another go.
In And Another Thing… 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 you’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 he’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 Clarkson’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 it’s best to just stay away from those as well.)
As for the rating, a D will do.