French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour De France is the third book I’ve read by Tim Moore. I wrote about his You Are Awful (But I Like You) in a post entitled More awfulness back in March, and said that it must be one of the funniest books ever written. French Revolutions: Cycling the Tour De France is not far behind, in the laugh out loud rankings.
If every writer wrote as well as Moore does, book sales would soar, reading would become more popular, and we’d be so well entertained that we’d probably throw our television sets out. French Revolutions is so well crafted, and made me smile so many times, that I’ve been in a good mood for several days.
Here’s what he says about the race:
“Drugged-up men at the threshold of human suffering, mouthing agonised obscenities and peeing into their tight, greased gussets: an enticing image in certain circles, perhaps, but surely not the appropriate inspiration for a national romance.”
A very entertaining read.