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#1 gawfie

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:47

Will there be one in a future journal on the David Coulthard Autobiography?

I was thinking about buying it but not sure, just wondering if anyone will be reviewing it in the book review column you occasionally do when there are big motorsport releases.

Any yes or no reply would be helpful.

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#2 Orin

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 11:03

Me too. There's also a new JYS autobiography.

#3 gawfie

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 15:54

Any yes or no reply would be helpful.



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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:27

Ignorance :

#5 gawfie

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:54

:stoned:

#6 Galko877

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 08:34

I was thinking about buying three books at the end of this season. James Allen's Schumacher book, David Coulthard's autobiography and the Lewis Hamilton biography. Only I wasn't sure if it would be worth. I don't live in Britain so I can't go to a book store and take a look at them, so your reviews are very useful to me. So thank you for that! :up:

Based on the latest I still intend to buy the Schumacher book but I dropped the idea of buying the Hamilton book. You are right that we should wait for a book that has not been made in such a rush just to quickly cash in on the Hamilton hype.

The Coulthard book looks interesting based on what I've heard of that, but I'd like to read a review on that too.

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Posted 18 October 2007 - 09:02

Originally posted by Galko877
I was thinking about buying three books at the end of this season...the Lewis Hamilton biography.

Which one? At last count there were eight in the pipeline...

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 06:44

+1 for:
Coulthard autobiography
Jackie Stewart "Winning Is Not Enough"

Additional requests:

Jenson Button "My World"
Susan Watkins "Bernie: The Fully Authorised Biography of Bernie Ecclestone"
Philip Porter and Stirling Moss "Stirling Moss Scrapbook 1929 - 1954"
Giorgio Piola "Formula 1 Technical Analysis 2006-07"
Steve Parrish and Nick Harris "Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend, Barry Sheene"
Nigel Stepney "Red Mist" (whenever published in 2008)

thanks

#9 gawfie

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Posted 29 November 2007 - 21:35

Over 2 months later the Coulthard review arrives, suppose its better late than never.

#10 Racer Joe

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 04:06

Originally posted by gawfie
Over 2 months later the Coulthard review arrives, suppose its better late than never.


Why is it "late"?

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:05

Just in time for Christmas I would say :)

#12 gawfie

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 10:35

Originally posted by Racer Joe


Why is it "late"?


:wave: Check original post date

#13 Goma

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:31

Originally posted by gawfie


:wave: Check original post date


So? Now your desires dictate what's late and what's not?

Do you really think autosport.com should have reviewed that book a week after your request?

Some people..... :

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 12:39

Originally posted by pac
+1 for:
Coulthard autobiography
Jackie Stewart "Winning Is Not Enough"

Additional requests:
Susan Watkins "Bernie: The Fully Authorised Biography of Bernie Ecclestone"

That's been delayed I think.

#15 Jodum5

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 13:51

Originally posted by gawfie


:wave: Check original post date


I highly doubt they did the book review for your comfort. Anyway I hope they do more in the future.

#16 gawfie

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Posted 30 November 2007 - 15:12

I'm not stupid enough to think they done it because i asked but considering i asked about a month after the book was released i don't think its wrong to consider its late in general.

#17 Racer Joe

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 00:20

Originally posted by gawfie
I'm not stupid enough to think they done it because i asked but considering i asked about a month after the book was released i don't think its wrong to consider its late in general.


Yes, imho, it is wrong. It might be late for you.

What a strange sense of entitlement.

#18 gawfie

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 01:00

Yes, imho, it is wrong. It might be late for you.

What a strange sense of entitlement.



: :lol: OK.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 13:50

Bit late for this thread I guess, but I can recommend JYS as probably the best of the season, because it isn't just about motor racing. Coulthards gets a bit anal at times, but still a good read, particularly about his early years in Scotland and at the start of his career. As for Lewis, whilst I appreciate his inane talent, how you can write a book at this stage with out calling it 'My Story' so far, might have been better.

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#20 kar

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 14:07

Originally posted by Shadow36
How you can write a book at this stage


Easy, when the plethora of books were commissioned it looked a shoe-in Lewis was going to be champion - and with all the titles to hit the shelves round Christmas time == £££. Never underestimate the motivation of a few of the ole £££. Nothing wrong with that, but that is pretty much the only reason so many of the books were commissioned.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 17:08

Undoubtedly it's to make money and can you blame anyone for cashing in on their fame. Mind you, when the hardback is already reduced by 50% on Amazon and at least £5-6 off at all the others, it makes you wonder who is making all the money?

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 20:40

The JYS book isn't bad the usual ammount of big name dropping but also a lot of grass roots british motor sport people and a fair number of well known Glasgow/Scottish characters of his generation, everybody from Jimmy McInnes to Dorothy Paul.

The DVD that came with it has some god footage of his Tyrell years, the ammount of sliding that cars of that era did in the right hands would amaze younger F1 fans.

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 23:19

Have to agree with you, Mark did a great job with the video and oversteer is the only way to drive in F1. I went to many GP all over the world from the mid 60's to the early 80's and when it started to get too 'efficient' I had to stop. But then it was still possible to see a similar type of driving in F3 when Senna and Brundle were enjoying themselves. Was I born too early or too late?