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Posted June 12, 2012
Exceptional book - perhaps the best piece of cycling journalism
Exceptional book - perhaps the best piece of cycling journalism in long-format since Samuel Abt's 1990 "In High Gear." Moore's book transcends Tour de France press, however, and Slaying the Badger is a tale of intrigue and high-drama that will satisfy the most-discerning palate! Yet it's accessible enough for the casual fan or cycling-neophyte. Read it while watching "chickasmith's" Youtube channel, where he's collected all of the 1986 Tour de France coverage by Channel 4 in UK, and it's like you're there w/ Moore himself, who was probably imagining being on the road w/ Hinault and LeMond! Five-stars, buy two copies - one for yourself and one to give as a gift to a cycling fan close to your heart. Warning: not recommended for fans of Lance Armstrong, who will be crushingly-disappointed to realize how false an idol their hero is, in comparison to true Kings of the Road like Hinault and LeMond, Hampsten, Bauer and Robert Millar...
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Posted October 12, 2013
Posted August 4, 2012
Not worth the money
I bought this book because the subject matter is so exciting, the history fascinating, and the race so incredibly suspensful. Thus book captures none of that and gives away the punch line in a very bland and uninteresting fashion in the first few pages. If you are going to write about the most exciting parts of the race in the first chapter, at least do it in a way that makes it sound as excitng as it was. The author's style is difficult to follow with breaks in almost every sentence. I'm not sure if i will even finish this.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 28, 2012
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