The world's worst book has been found. I wanted to give the book 5 stars because it was so hilarious but then I don't want to give future readers hope...moreThe world's worst book has been found. I wanted to give the book 5 stars because it was so hilarious but then I don't want to give future readers hope that it might be good.
The book started out okay. It did show some promise. But I honestly don't know what happened in the second half. The paragraphs and chapters became so jumbled up that it became very difficult to read. I do have some theories on what happened though 1.) The author wrote the second half with a deadline of 5 minutes 2.) The author wrote the second half while he was drunk 3.) The editor stopped reading 4.) The editor was also drunk, while reading the second half
One thing I know is true, the author has never seen or even watched a race. There were so many errors on the sports side that it became comical. Every accident on the track, either minor or major, resulted in catastrophic injuries or death. One memorable accident involved 7 cars and 9 drivers being taken to the hospital. What did the other two drivers have heart attacks while witnessing this accident? During one race the main character switched both make and models of cars three times during the race. He started out driving a Ford Thunderbird, then he was driving a Chevy Monte Carlo, and finished the race in a Ford Taurus. There were also smaller errors that just added to the fun and pain of this book like the flagman, the way races are run, and the radio traffic between driver and crew.
But the scariest thing about this book is that, it is part of a trilogy. Meaning there are two other books out there that might be as crappy as this one... I think I want to read them.(less)
I was very surprised that this book was that good. It was like sitting somewhere and listening to Mikey tell his story. Yes it was a bit disjointed at...moreI was very surprised that this book was that good. It was like sitting somewhere and listening to Mikey tell his story. Yes it was a bit disjointed at times with the normal Mikey ramble. But that really made it seem that Mikey was writing it, other than his cowriter.(less)
I kind of got thrown off of the book when in the first chapter the author went on a rant on how the other forms of motorsports don't matter and are on...moreI kind of got thrown off of the book when in the first chapter the author went on a rant on how the other forms of motorsports don't matter and are only made for hillbillies and rednecks. Then throughout the book he kept referring to those types of races a "carnival races."
In my opinion, I'm being biased because I am a fan of "carnival races," all forms of racing do take talent and are very competitive. There are two completely different views on racing. Where on one side you are competitive because you out of a field of multiple cars within your own brand finding an adjustment in the shocks or springs, or tire pressure allow you to win over a large field of cars. Where the other side you are competitive because you have oodles of money and can afford an expensive car to race occasionally on the weekend. The funny thing is that on all sides of the racing spectrum they all involve engines, drivers, crews, tires, and a finish line. So there is no need to insult other forms of racing just to get your point across.
Especially when the book is trying to show women drivers as equals. So are Shirley Muldowney and Janet Guthrie's accomplishments less important because they raced in "carnival races"? (less)