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3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  953 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
New with light water marks to jacket top, reflected in price. Another fantastic book on how the world works, and all its little nuances by BBC Topgear's controversial host. A great read. (bio)
Hardcover, 372 pages
Published October 30th 2007 by Michael Joseph (first published 2007)
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Lee Broderick
I noticed when reading this that the columns were rather discontinuous, i.e. that there might be months between the publication of one column featured here and the next. This may reflect actual hiatuses in Jeremy Clarkson's column. My impression though is that it reflects a certain degree of selection on behalf of the book's editors. If I'm right, then I find this surprising.

Regular readers of Clarkson's car columns in The Sunday Times will tell you that they're not really about cars at all. Cri
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Joseph Rogers
Feb 19, 2015 Joseph Rogers rated it really liked it
It's been a while since I went head first into one of Clarkson's pure motoring review compilations, but I was more than pleased to have done so. Whilst the subject matters surrounding each review can become a little more substantial than the car itself, each piece from The Times gives a little insight in Clarkson's personal life and gives some of his more exuberant opinions a more rational background. Clarkson's television persona splits opinion these days with more and more falling on the undes ...more
Walt
Jul 10, 2016 Walt rated it really liked it
Shelves: humor
I enjoyed reading this book. It is just a series of reviews he wrote for the Sunday times. They are rather old at this point but they are still entertaining to read. If you have ever watched top gear you can hear Clarksons voice as you read the articles. They are funny, witty, and savagely honest. You may also need to get past the fact that he hates everything American. The fact that he also hates the Germans, Italians, French, Spanish, all of Eastern Europe and pretty much everyone else makes i ...more
Roshni Kanchan
Jul 26, 2015 Roshni Kanchan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
He is funny! You don't need to love cars or know anything about them to read his books and laugh out loud.
Rhonda
Feb 27, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it
Shelves: automotive
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Michael
Apr 09, 2012 Michael rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Petrolheads who love Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson is funny. If you want to see him at his funniest, watch Top Gear (not the crappy American remake).

I read a chapter or two of this book every night before bed, sometimes more. Each is basically the same as a Top Gear car review (and my head read it in Jeremy's voice). It's a fluff piece, but an enjoyable one. I didn't learn too much, though there was a bit more insight into the differences between the expectations of British Petrol Heads and their American equivalents, which was n
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Dylan
Jan 03, 2016 Dylan rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone (you don't have to be a car fenatic to enjoy this)
This book is an intersting book. This is a selection of Clarkson's car reviews from the Sunday Times from 2003-2006. This book is funny nd would be a great book to dip in and out of as each section is only 5-6 pages long. As is the standard for Clarkson the first half of each review is a rant that he then proceeds to somehow relate to the car he is reviewing. Excellent.It is more ranting than reviewing which makes it much more interesting. For example "Have you ever wondered what happened to all ...more
Mark
Mar 18, 2009 Mark rated it it was ok
Shelves: biography, humour
As I like “Top Gear” and Clarkson, I bought this without fully realising what the content was. Reading his column each week - a humorous pre-amble, followed by a car review - is probably very entertaining, reading two or three years worth in one book gets wearing after a while. Midway through, I was glazing over every description of bhp and torque and under/over steer and it became a slog to finish it. Worse, items within the reviews began to repeat, compounded by the fact that he’d occasionally ...more
Leosya
Feb 01, 2016 Leosya rated it it was amazing
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Henri Moreaux
This might have been a good book back in 2003 if you really liked cars.

Reading it now it is less relevant as the information is all in regards to past model cars and unfortunately unlike the other books of his I have read this one does not vary topics. It's all cars, all the time.

Whilst he is still funny, reading back to back about cars which are no longer particularly relevant did nothing for me, I'm sure if you're a huge car nut you may appreciate this book however it simply wasn't to my taste
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Barbra
May 08, 2011 Barbra rated it liked it
I love his sense of humour.

Back Cover Blurb:
There's more to life than cars. Jeremy Clarkson knows this. There is, after all, a whole world out there just waiting to be discovered.
Then there are the cars: whether it's the poxiest little runabout or an exotic, firebreathing supercar, no one does cars like Clarkson. Unmoved by mechanics' claims and unimpressed by press junkets, he approaches anything on four wheels without fear or favour. What emerges from the ashes is rarely pretty. But always ver
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John somers
Jul 28, 2011 John somers rated it really liked it
Shelves: humour
Selection of Clarkson's car reviews from the Sunday Times from 2003-2006. Funny as always and a great book to dip into hen you have a few minutes to spare as each section is only 5-6 pages long. As is the standard for Clarkson the first half of each review is a rant that he then proceeds to somehow relate to the car he is reviewing. Excellent.
Olly
Oct 01, 2010 Olly marked it as to-read
I like Clarkson because i am one of Top Gear's fan. But actually i am rather have James May for my idol. But Clarckson give a fresh air on this show with his joke, because he is the leader of the show.
I never read his books before, but i will add his books in my waiting list. I hope his books as fresh as his joke.
Abigayle
Jan 18, 2009 Abigayle rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Gearheads, teenage boys, and anyone that can appreciate wit
Recommended to Abigayle by: Andrew
I know nothing about cars, but this man cracks me up.

It IS a little heavy on the car talk, but the guy can really turn a phrase, and the photographs of the cars are great. It took me a long time to get through it because it's easy to put down. There is no plot or story since it's a collection of his columns. Great material for a waiting room...
Michele Fakinos
Sep 22, 2008 Michele Fakinos rated it really liked it
Although I expected this to be more like "the world according to Clarkson" and "And another Thing" it s really aimed at car lovers. Having said that the guy is so good with words I ve thoroughly enjoyed it as well as learning a lot more about cars and am now considering reading 'Motorworld' which I originally bought for my son.
Sam Still Reading
Jun 28, 2009 Sam Still Reading rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: car lovers
Another collection of columns from Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson. The difference? These are actually about cars- the second half. The first half of each column is usually devoted to something seemingly unrelated. These are the bits I preferred as I'm not much of a European car fan. Unfortunately it's not Top Gear in book format, but there are some laugh out loud moments.
Christine
I enjoy his non-car related writing better when it comes to books but still a terrific laugh.

His distate for Americans can be off-putting as an American who doesn't think she's quite as ignorant as all that, but he seems to be an equal opportunity flamer.
Taimatai
Dec 18, 2011 Taimatai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jau ������inau, kad sekantis mano automobilis bus su ne ma������esniu kaip 5.2l. V8 varikliu ir kokiais 500 arkli������ :) Va������in������siu 237 km/h grei������iu ir b������siu kietas. Kaip D������eremis
Maddie_jane
Jun 17, 2008 Maddie_jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jeremy-clarkson
Brilliant read. I am by no means a person who is into cars. As far as i am concerned Jeremy Clarkson could talking about a Ford Fiesta rather than Bmws, Mercedes & other cars of that ilk . However his sheer genius way of writing had me in stitches from start to finish!
Mark Farley
Apr 30, 2014 Mark Farley rated it liked it
Despite being mostly about cars (a subject I have very little interest in), this book still has that Clarkson ascerbic wit and outlook on life, much like his World According to... series. So if you liked them and you want to learn a bit about diffs and v8s, then this is for you...
Becca
Feb 10, 2009 Becca rated it liked it
Jeremy Clarkson is teetering on the border of being very not politically correct, and he quite entertaining. Even if, out of the three Top Gear presenters, I'd put his writing in second place behind James May's writing, I still really like reading his books.
Jamie Wates
Sep 08, 2008 Jamie Wates rated it liked it
This is another great book from the humorous series of Jeremy Clarkson. In this book, it is focused only on cars.
Liam
Nov 02, 2008 Liam rated it really liked it
Shelves: comedy, journalism
whenj I've seen JC on the telly I have to say that I don't particularly like the bloke - but his writing is amusing and I'll be looking for one or two of his other offerings in the future
Mangirdas Beniušis
Skaitosi smagiai, bet naudos nedaug
Jamie Wates
Oct 27, 2008 Jamie Wates rated it liked it
This is another great book from the humorous series of Jeremy Clarkson. In this book, it is focused only on cars.
Terri-Lea Chowles
Not into cars, but his ramblings at the beginning of each article were nothing but brilliantly Clarkson.
Colin
Sep 06, 2011 Colin rated it it was ok
Very readable, however not very relevant as too much time has passed since writing
Amburrito
Jan 31, 2011 Amburrito rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Amusing, of course - Clarkson is witty and pessimistic about almost everything.
Kitija
Jun 24, 2014 Kitija rated it it was ok
Kā tad tā, bet pirmā grāmata, kas tika iegūta īpašumā uzrunāja daudz vairāk..

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Kylie Martin
Aug 12, 2011 Kylie Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not his best book , but interesting to read about some of the modern cars for sale that you just, if on a normal income, cannot afford.

Lucky bastard to drive the Veyron
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Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson (born April 11, 1960) is an English broadcaster and writer who specialises in motoring.

He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun, but is better known for his role on the BBC television programme Top Gear.

From a career as a local journalist in the north of England, he rose to public prominence as a presenter of the original format of Top Gear in 1988.
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