Here are some reviews.
This wasn't a patch on Rubython's Senna biography.......I learnt a lot about James Hunt I'd not known, granted, but there were a LOT of dating and continuity errors and grammatical/spelling mistakes which I found off-putting. It all seemed very rushed and I don't recall it being advertised as much as the Senna one was either-I heard about it by accident !
It was nice to know a lot more about James and his background and I liked the whole of Murray Walker's eulogy at his memorial service was reprinted in full as that was lovely, although sad, of course. His second wife Sarah didn't come out of it very well, I have to say, whereas all James' other ladies all seemed to be lovely and not grasping or demanding. I know Sarah had his sons but she still pretty much bankrupted him and from what I read James would never have seen her or his boys go short anyway-there was no need for it.
All in all a good book for the fans but if you're a real Hunt afficionado then maybe not........
This is one of those books you need to be prepared to invest a substantial amount of your life into, and not just time but emotion too. You definitely leave this book with a greater sense of who James was as a driver and a man. When I turned the last page I felt the instananeous loss not only of the legend James Hunt but of this monster of a companion which had been with me for the last few months. It was impossible not to cry reading the printed words of Murray's eulogy to James. I have since bought this book for 2 other people but whether they have taken up the challenge yet I don't know. I only hope the film that's being made does the late, great, James justice.
First off, this is a great introduction to the flaws and brilliance of James Hunt. This book tells all, warts and highs. Your demystify James, but also have a lot of empathy. From an editing standpoint, this book was lacking. It jumps timelines, thinly veils copy and pastes of areas of the books and the cadence of the story was messy. So it has some flaws, but I still enjoyed it.
Great story/life, writing spotty in places.http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9524635-shunthttp://youtu.be/iLZWNi1b5A8http://youtu.be/reyhmYd59XQ