The Rider (Paperback)Tim Krabbe (author)
- 10+ in stock
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 124 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A classic. Like all the best sports writing, The Rider manages to convey the excitement, determination and skill of the competitors even to readers who have little or no knowledge of the sport * London Review of Books *
He lays bare the athlete's peculiar mixture of arrogance and terror, viciousness and camaraderie, and the result is one of the more convincing love stories of recent memory * New Yorker *
The Rider is a beautiful brute, as hard and fast as a thin wheel in a concrete road * Observer *
Its 148 pages will flash by in a blur of reckless, high-speed pleasure * Independent *
The Rider perfectly captures the grim satisfaction and endorphin-thrill that comes from riding a bike faster than you did the time before. It's also a reminder of the pure pleasure of reading -- Jon McGregor
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