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Monday, February 8, 2010

REVIEW for He Crashed so I Crashed Him Back

Thank you to Hachette Books for sending me this book!

TITLE: He Crashed me So I Crashed Him Back

AUTHOR: Mark Bechtel

GENRE: Memoir/Sports

RATING: 3 Stars

First of all, I have to say how much I loved the title of this book! I felt as though the author was sticking out his tongue at someone and saying "la, la, la, la,la, la".

This book is actually a very thorough and informative look at one of the world's biggest attractions (for men at least) - Nascar racing!!! Yes, for all of you women who loose your men to the TV set every weekend, you can read up on how and when this race actually began.

Living in Montreal, where the Grand Prix is such a big deal, I have always been a little curious at the whole "race car" fascination. To me, its just a bunch of noisy cars going round and round and round. But, yet, the birth of Nascar in 1979 was quite interesting. I think what I liked the best was how all the players such as Bobbie and Donnie Allison and Richrad and Kyle Petty actually contributed to the importance of that first race - while keeping their own little personality traits and defaults alive and well. This obviously is where the title of the book comes from.

This is not a read for everybody. But, if you are interested in how things start and seem to take on a momentum of their own, this book is an interesting read.

Why do I think this one will be bought mainly by men? or for men?


bermudaonion said...

We used to live in the heart of NASCAR country and believe me, it's big with men and women. I never really understood the attraction either, but that's okay.

cindysloveofbooks said...

Michael loves watching it but its only because its racing. Sounds like a great book for nascar fans.

Linda Nguyen said...

I like the title too. It's not my kind of book, but it does sound interesting. lol, "sound" . . . zoom zoom!

Wall-to-wall books said...

Your first line... I felt the same way. I read the title and laughed! What a great title!

Anonymous said...

Good book and a great attraction

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