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The Nolympics ➸ The Nolympics Download ➿ Author Nicholas Lezard – Nicholas Lezard loved London Then the London 2012 Olympics came alongSuddenly his beloved city was invaded by uber people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order Nicholas Lezard loved London Then the London Olympics came alongSuddenly his beloved city was invaded by uber people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster or throw things a bit further Not to mention armies of reptilian brand managers chancers and corporate cheerleaders all wanting to cash in as a blameless piece of the East End was turned at tear inducing cost into one huge folly In The Nolympics Nicholas Lezard gives us the perfect antidote to Olympics fever with a hilarious blow by blow account of how he survived its highs and lows triumphs and soul destroying boredom It is a book for anyone who would rather sit in the dark watching TV than ever wave a flag who was last to be picked for PE or who just feels that somewhere along the way the Spirit of the Games was smothered by wads of money It is the only Olympic souvenir you'll ever need.

5 thoughts on “The Nolympics

  1. Alex Sarll Alex Sarll says:

    Alas unlike most personal struggles which find publishers this one is not a success; while remaining a wry and uestioning observer Mr Lezard does find himself grudgingly won over by the spectacle of 2012 Despite this unfortunate turn of events he is thoroughly engaging company throughout I'd like to see similar volumes in which such repeated exposure turns eually likeable sceptics on to less deleterious pursuits maybe comics or heroinRemember 2012? The suspicion everything would go to pot then the fortnight of gentle euphoria as it seemed that for once maybe everything had turned out for the best? But three years down the road it's hard not to regard it all as a key battle lost by ambush a milestone in the brandificationblandification of London and the plutocratic takeover

  2. Julie Hudson Julie Hudson says:

    bit lazy a negative view of Olympics written in diary style

  3. Tim Roast Tim Roast says:

    Essentially this book is a big essay on the Olympics and Sport in general There is some reference to the events of the London games and the book is based around the days of the London Olympics but the book is comment than commentary for example day 12 of the book contains no actual coverage of the gamesThe introduction to the book starts with a synopsis of Asterix at the Olympic Games so I guess that could be put on your prereuisite reading list After that the rest of the book is split into days from day 0 to day 16 with maybe 2000 words a daySo from day 0 the author has a moan about how the Olympic cash spent on training the GB athletes could have been usefully spent on keeping libraries open or on hospitals This is followed up by a moan about the medals with the disgusting logo comparing them to the austere beauty of the 2008 China ones not mentioning the fact that this was a logo designed by a child I thought it was going to be one of those moany books and that the Asterix opening was going to be the highlight Luckily I was uickly put rightThe funny moments soon came Like how the author set himself up as Mr anti Olympics but when Mitt Romney states that Britain wasn't ready to host the Olympics he still takes exception And how the opening ceremony had the opening line of the Pistols God save the ueen in a montage and the crowd and viewers at home immediately thought of the second line of the song even though it was unsungAnd if you think that this book uses the games as an excuse for a jumped up commentator to get on his hind legs and see only what he wants to see then you'd be wrong because the author says soAnyways even though the author in failing to actually watch the Mo Farah race says that I feel I've let my publisher down I've let my agent down I've let my friends and family and girlfriend down I've let the cat down but most of all I've let myself down in a parody to an losing athlete's speech he really hasn't because I enjoyed the book Sports books don't need to contain the details of the events taking place on the field Fever Pitch is an example of that

  4. William William says:

    This book's basic theme that the Olympics should be observed with a critical eye is uite refreshing amid all the hysteria of London 2012 Spanning 14 days of sporting action from the perspective of a couch potato the book offers amusing if not hilarious interpretations of the three week 'strange dream' that was last summerThe author's writing style sometimes passes for erudite but often than not he so overcooks it that he just falls flat on his face Nor will most appreciate the socialist cat swipes or vulgar uips That said if you can overlook these shortcomings and manage to digest the interminable mangled sentences which are often broken by five line long multiple sentence parentheses And feature random daydreams Which is testingIsn't blue a nice colour? See what I mean? you will find this gently satirical read rather agreeable Especially if like the author you were always last to be picked in PE If you do read it read it now; this book will have a short shelf life

  5. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    I actually uite enjoyed the Olympics even though I usually despise all sport but I thought I’d give this one a go while World Cup fever strikes the nation and I attempt to hide under my covers to block all the talk about football – I never understood why everyone’s so fascinated by a bunch of overpaid guys kicking a ball around a field It’s not exactly hard Unfortunately this book fell short of my expectations It’s a great premise but it just simply isn’t funny I only got about half way through before I was bored stiff and gave up

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