And Another Thing: The World According to Clarkson: Volume 2 (The World According to Clarkson #2)
In And Another Thing... the outspoken and outrageous presenter Jeremy Clarkson, shares his opinions on just about everything.
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,...more
So this book. It wasn't meant for me. In fact, it was meant only for a 40-something British living in Britain in 2004-05.
Sure, it had its quarks. And sure, there were parts that were pretty funny (hence the rating), but apart from that, I couldn't find any redeeming quality in this book when read by an Indian teenager in 2015.
I learned many things from this book ...more
He's also much more sensible about fre ...more
generally his views on current events. At times they are quite funny laugh out loud at
other times his views are very bigoted. They are also very English and for an Aussie
reader you don’t know to whom he is referring and so the joke is lost. Only read half as it
is very segmented, hope to pick it up again and finish it off. I think it would be excellent
toilet reading! ...more
Five out of ten.
Extracts from Clarkson's column in the Sunday Times. The usual rants about any and every subject. Quite amusing but often needs to be read at the time the column was written (they tend to be topical) which means this book has a limited lifespan.
If you're not a fan of his irreverant 'take-no-prisoners, call-it-as-he-sees-it' attitude and writing style, then there are plenty of other books out there that might suit you better... on quilting perhaps? Or even flower-arranging...
However, if you too find yourself continually frustrated by the boneheaded deci ...more
Some of the content is getting dated (now about 8 years old) but entertaining nonetheless.
Some of these are very funny. I did find myself laughing out loud a couple of times. But others just feel like a middle aged man ranting about the world and how things ain't as good today as it was 'back it the day'. But saying that, he is a middle aged man so what do you expected.
Therefor only 3 stars. 3.5 ...more
Back Cover Blurb:
In And Another Thing the king of the 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
Funny and in your face, Jeremy Clarkson bursts the pointless little bubbles of the idiots while celebrating the spe ...more
I don't always agree with him on things, but he does have a way of making me take a hard look at what I really do believe, and I have enough of a libertarian streak in me that I can relate to quite a bit of what he writes about.
He's more than a bit of a curmudgeon at this point, and I'll be curious, as I keep reading this series, to see if and how he mellows over the years.
This is the second book of his that I've read, and I can promise you that I will be finishing the series and reading some of his other books as well.
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. ...more