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May on Motors: On the Road with James May

by James May

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I enjoyed May on Motors. It's simply a collection of his articles, but having the book format made it handy to pick up and read an article or two at a time, which I feel is a nice, leisurely way of reading fun books. His style is very personable and accessible, though occasionally grumpy. ( )
  391 | Jan 14, 2009 |
Not quite sure what to make of this. All it is is articles that James May has written for various newspapers and motoring magazines. As a consequence, these are all limited to pretty much the same length of two or three pages of the book. Now, the articles are written in an amusing style and are sufficiently different that you don't get bored, but sometimes you need something to get your teeth into. Each article is well written, and the editing delivers a wide variety of topics so there is never a feeling of 'Haven't I just read this?'.

Admittedly this is aimed at the market as a 'smallest room' book, so reading it like an ordinary book and reviewing it as a normal work is not going to do it any favours. I received my copy as a freebie with Top Gear magazine, and I might have picked it up for 50p from a charity shop, but I wouldn't have paid full price for a copy for my own consumption. As a gift for a petrol-head, I can see that it would fit the bill quite nicely. ( )
2 vote Noisy | Jul 24, 2008 |
A fun read that is a series of articles by James May mostly about cars and driving. He comments about his co-presenters on Top Gear. It's an interesting read, even for a non-driver like me. James writes like he speaks on the show and you can almost hear him talking as you read. Yes I disagreed with him on several occasions nut still it was a fun read. ( )
  wyvernfriend | Aug 21, 2007 |
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In "May on Motors", James has brought together his most controversial and amusing pieces about cars to make a brilliant collection of articles originally published in: Car Magazine, Top Gear, Daily Telegraph and Scotland on Sunday.

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