To help you work out if this the sort of book for you (trust me, it is), here are the first two chapters for you to try. You can read them online, download them as Adobe Acrobat files (.pdf),
Chapter 1 - Over the top
'So I'm sitting in a tiny cafe in a place called
Splugen. It's a Saturday towards the end of September, and the weather
is cloudy, with mist draped over the views outside. I'm finishing off
my lunchtime soup (not sure exactly what's in it - my German is terrible).
I'm shaking a little and feel light-headed, and I'm watching the other
diners with a gently fevered intensity.'(keep
reading chapter 1)
of chapter 1 (.pdf, 40K)
Chapter 2 - Paul Weller, Lady Gregory and James Bond
'I blame Paul Weller for everything. I was sitting
in the Olympia Theatre in Dublin waiting for him to take the stage,
talking to my housemate Garrett about what I'd do if I owned a car.
'I wouldn't use it around town, but I'd head off down the country. Or
I'd go over to England and visit all those cathedral cities I've never
been to: Durham, Lichfield, Wells, Winchester.'
'Sounds good.' Garrett was more interested in when Paul Weller would
appear.' ( keep reading
of chapter 2 (.pdf, 72K)
of both chapters together (.pdf, 88K)
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