Holiday reading

At Ola’s urging, I only brought a single book with me on holiday (apparently I usually bring a small library, and as a result my bags are too heavy). The book is I Know You Got Soul by Jeremy Clarkson. I read it from cover to cover on Sunday afternoon.

I’ve blogged about my enjoyment of Clarkson’s humour before. I attempted to translate it into Polish for my in-laws, but I’m not sure that I succeeded. Nevertheless, I did hear that he is one of the most popular English authors in Poland at the moment. The book is a paean to various machines – mostly real vehicles, but also including the Millennium Falcon and the AK47 – that Clarkson considers to be the greatest ever built. The delivery is classic stuff – plenty of ironic comments. It’s just a shame that I whipped through it so quickly…

Yesterday afternoon we found some English-language books in Empik, so I now have Freakonomics and Monstrous Regiment to keep me going. I also found a Polish version of I Know You Got Soul (which translates as Wiem, że masz duszę) which I’ve given to my in-laws.

It’s snowing outside.

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2 responses to “Holiday reading

  1. Yay, snow! Still nothing here.

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  2. I’ve read Freakonomics and Monstrous Regiment, which I can also highly recommend. The former got me into an argument of sorts with my Dad – so that can’t be bad. 🙂 But then Da Vinci Code did as well (over Fibonacci) so maybe that’s not a good criterion. 🙂

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