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How Hard Can It Be?: The World According to Clarkson Volume 4 (World… (edition 2011)

by Jeremy Clarkson

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Title:How Hard Can It Be?: The World According to Clarkson Volume 4 (World According to Clarkson 4)
Authors:Jeremy Clarkson
Info:Penguin (2011), Paperback, 352 pages
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Very funny! How does he get away with it... ( )
  PDCRead | Mar 30, 2013 |
Jeremy Clarkson is outspoken. We all know that, given recent comments that made worldwide media headlines. He’s also very funny, not only on the TV, but in print too. How Hard Can it Be?, which Top Gear fans will know as one of the show’s catch cries (along with ‘Loser!’ and ‘That’s not gone well, has it?’). This is not a book of Top Gear anecdotes (how good would that be?), but the fourth collection of his newspaper columns published in the UK. This may be a detractor for those readers in the UK, but not for those Down Under. (These are not motoring columns, although cars and other transport do feature occasionally, but articles on what is wrong with the world at large).

Clarkson’s columns are to put it simply, very funny. There is often logic and truth to what he’s saying is wrong with the world and how it should be fixed. He writes clearly, succinctly and with just enough information about Top Gear to keep the fans turning the pages and the non-fans (all three of them) entertained. His rants and raves can be applied to a larger audience – some of the articles you might get more out of if you’re from the UK (for example, local politicians), but there’s always Google if you’re interested.

Yes, it is grumpy and politically incorrect at times but that’s what makes it worth a guilty giggle or two. A great book to pick up and put down (e.g. on public transport) due to the length of the columns.

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1 vote birdsam0610 | Dec 13, 2011 |
A book of the newspaper articles written by Jeremy Clarkson in 2008 and 2009. What more can you say? There is no storyline to explain - it is a sarcastic English man having a moan at any problem that occurs. It does not put the world right - it does not help - it makes you laugh and let off steam. Nothing more and nothing less.

It covers subjects as conquering France would help the UK immigration problem, why expats are all weak, the Canadian Health Service and how it does not work, how you cannot work while on holiday.

I had a laugh and a smile and even nodded at some of the solutions that came up (worrying that last bit). Now time to pick a proper book ;-) ( )
  StuartAston | Jun 26, 2011 |
Witty, amusing, perceptive, and with a superb command of the English language. The only downside to this book is the lack of weight to it, but as lightweight morsels of Clarkson's output, it is superb. ( )
  gbsallery | Nov 21, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0718156749, Hardcover)

This is the volume 4 in the bestselling "World According to Clarkson Series". Jeremy Clarkson had a dream - a world where the nonsensical made sense, the idiotic was abolished and the sheer bloody brilliant was embraced. In "How Hard Can It Be?", our hero embarks on a quest to set the world to rights. Again. En-route, he discovers how rhubarb will become the new crack, that a comb over will end anyone's quest for global domination and what unites a Filipino chambermaid in Abergavenny with Prince Andrew. For anyone who's ever woken up and thought the time has come to stop the nonsense and celebrate the sensational, read on. Because seriously, how hard can it be?

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Jeremy Clarkson had a dream. A world where the nonsensical made sense, the idiotic was abolished and the sheer bloody brilliant was embraced. In this book, our hero embarks on a quest to set the world to rights. Again.

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