"My Ox Is Broken!": Detours, Roadblocks, Fast Forwards and Other Great Moments from TV's The Amazing Race

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The Amazing Race is a reality show like no other and it has the best set around.
Best-selling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about one of the best reality television programs around. From Thailand to Greenland, this show has consistently gone where no other show has gone before, and Castro continues the excitement of the Race in a book that is funny, entertaining,...
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My Ox Is Broken!: Roadblocks, Detours, Fast Forwards and Other Great Moments from Tv's 'the Amazing Race'

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Overview


The Amazing Race is a reality show like no other and it has the best set around.
Best-selling novelist, Adam-Troy Castro, explores The Amazing Race in My Ox is Broken! one of the first books ever published about one of the best reality television programs around. From Thailand to Greenland, this show has consistently gone where no other show has gone before, and Castro continues the excitement of the Race in a book that is funny, entertaining, and unique—just like the show itself.
The Amazing Race has hooked viewers for all the right reasons and it doesn’t show any signs of stopping. My Ox is Broken! is the best reading companion for any fan of this hit show or for any fan of reality television at its best.
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School Library Journal
Adult/High School-This is a guidebook to the popular TV series in which contestants race around the world engaging in grueling tests of fortitude and stamina, while demonstrating the ability to get along with their teammates, with the hope of winning one million dollars. The humor and snide asides by the author make the book most appropriate for teens. Good for fans who might have missed a season or two among the eight covered here, it's also entertaining for anyone who wants to know what the show is like but doesn't want to watch it. Castro's tendency to introduce a segment of each race by hinting at who will win or which team will not survive takes away some of the suspense. He also nicknames the teams (e.g., "Team Doomed"), and this removes some of them from contention for readers before the race has even begun. He dismisses an entire season of the race-the family edition-as weak and poorly conceived, and his sarcasm toward some of the participants here is even thicker than usual. There are entertaining interviews with some of the show's most memorable contestants. The chapters recounting the smartest tactics and dumbest mistakes are enjoyable, as is the chapter on the show's most enduring moments. An interesting twist on armchair adventuring.-Will Marston, Berkeley Public Library, CA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932100914
  • Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Pages: 472
  • Sales rank: 1,074,102
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Adam-Troy Castro is the author of several Spider-Man novels, including Spider-Man: Secret of the Sinister Six and Tangled Strings. He has been nominated five times for the Nebula Award, twice for the Hugo Award, and once for the Stoker Award. He lives in Miami.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2009

    The Amazing Races 1 to 9

    Adam-Troy has written a ground-breaking reference book for Amazing Race fans. This book is extremely useful whenever you want to verify whether a recollection you have about Amazing Race 1 through Amazing Race 9 is accurate. I like the analysis chapters, of which there are several different ones. I am less interested in the "commentary by actual racers" chapters, but I expect that some readers will find that to be the most interesting part of the book for them. I can without reservation recommend this book, not just for Amazing Race fans but also for readers wanting to learn about the Amazing Race.

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