`A fool couldn't ride the Vincent Black Shadow more than once, but a fool can ride a Ducati 900 many times, and it will always be a bloodcurdling kind of fun. That is the Curse of Speed which has plagued me all my life. I am a slave to it. On my tombstone they will carve, IT NEVER GOT FAST ENOUGH FOR ME.' - Hunter S. Thompson
Sons of Thunder, Neil Bradford's exhilaratingly high-octane collection of motorcycle writing, makes a persuasive case for the unique excitement and emotional experience offered by one of mankind's greatest inventions.
Featuring full-throttle tales by T.E. Lawrence, Roald Dahl, Melissa Holbrook Pierson, Robert Hughes and many others, and ranging from Hunter S. Thompson's rip-roaring prose to lyrical contributions from Ted Hughes, Thom Gunn and Robert Pirsig, the groundbreaking Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance author, Sons of Thunder is a thrilling tribute to the pleasures and perils of riding this awesome machine.
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 20 mm
"If you're making a journey on anything other than a bike, take this with you. It's the next best thing to riding" -- Alan Davies
"Neil Bradford has chosen an eclectic roster of biking enthusiasts for his inspiring and oddly touching volume about the competing joys and uncertainties of two-wheeled life. A bedside book for all bikers" -- Peter McKay * Daily Mail *
"A marvellous book . . . an altogether entertaining read" -- Frieda Hughes
"Conveying to others with words the life-long love of motorcycling - the thrill of it, the sheer joy - is impossible. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try. And this is a very good attempt" -- Steve Berry * TalkSport *
"A treat for motorbike fans" * The Bookseller *