I Know You Got Soul Paperback
In "I Know You Got Soul", Jeremy Clarkson writes about the machines that he believes have 'soul'.
It will come as no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Clarkson loves machines.
But it's not just any old bucket of blots, cogs and bearings that rings his bell.
In fact, he's scoured the length and breadth of the land, plunged into the oceans and taken to the skies in search of machines with that elusive certain something. And along the way he's discovered: the safest place to be in the event of nuclear war; who would win if Superman, James Bond and The Terminator had a fight; the stupidest person he's ever met; what an old Cornish institution called Arthur has to do with 0898 chat lines; and how jean-Claude Van Damme might get eaten by a lion.
In "I Know You Got Soul: Machines with a Certain Something", Jeremy Clarkson tells stories of the geniuses, innovators and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine.
From Brunel's SS Great Britain to the awesome Blackbird spy-plane and from the woeful - but inspiring - Graf Zeppelin to Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, they can't help but love them in return.
Praise for Jeremy Clarkson: "Brilliant ...laugh-out-loud". ("Daily Telegraph"). "Outrageously funny ...will have you in stitches". ("Time Out"). Number-one bestseller Jeremy Clarkson writes on cars, current affairs and anything else that annoys him in his sharp and funny collections. "Born To Be Riled", "Clarkson On Cars", "Don't Stop Me Now", "Driven To Distraction", "Round the Bend" and "Motorworld" are also available as Penguin paperbacks; the Penguin App iClarkson: The Book of Cars can be downloaded on the App Store.
Jeremy Clarkson because his writing career on the Rotherham Advertiser.
Since then he has written for the "Sun" and the "Sunday Times".
Today he is the tallest person working in British television, and is the presenter of the hugely popular "Top Gear".
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages, col. Illustrations
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 25/05/2006
- Category: History of engineering & technology
- ISBN: 9780141022925
Showing 1 - 4 of 4 reviews.
Review by Noisy
Clarkson looking at stuff other than cars, for a change, but it's still the same style of presentation. This time he's writing about machinery: airships, planes, trains, boats and more. They're not necessarily the best, but they have 'soul'. Enjoyable, but the book is nothing more that a collection of essays on the individual machines, and my personal preference is for his on-screen presentation rather than his writing: the language is the same and he has a way with picking comparisons which is unique but it lacks a certain something when written down.
Review by la_wilk
Say what you like about Jeremy Clarkson, but he didn't get where he is today without knowing a LOT about machines, and being able to write about them with passion and humour.He loves these machines so much his sometimes over-the-top ego takes a back seat, and even though I'm a 27 year old female more at home with a Thomas Hardy novel, I was totally captivated by the stories about Spitfires, aircraft carriers and space shuttles.
Review by wyvernfriend
This is a selection of machines that Clarkson worships. He details why it is that he likes them and why he thinks they're the epitome of their type.It's interesting and you can almost hear Clarkson talking, very opinionated and very Clarkson.
Review by mazda502001
Jeremy Clarkson is someone, like Simon Cowell, who you either like or hate. I just love his sense of humour and he likes one of my favourite machines - the SR-71 Blackbird.Back Cover Blurb:It will come as no surprise to anyone that Jeremy Clarkson loves machines. But it's not just any old bucket of bolts, cogs and bearings that rings his bell. In fact, he's scoured the length and breadth of the land, plunged into oceans and taken to the skies in search of machines with that elusive certain something.In I Know You Got Soul, Jeremy Clarkson tells the stories of the geniuses, innovators and crackpots who put the ghost in the machine. From Brunel's SS Great Britain to the awesome Blackbird spy-plane and from the woeful - but inspiring - Graf Zeppelin to Han Solo's Millennium Falcon, they were built by people who love them. And we can't help but love them in return.