Bad To The Bone by James WaddingtonBad To The Bone by James Waddington

Bad To The Bone

byJames Waddington

Paperback | June 30, 2016

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'Waddington employs a cheerful surrealism to convey the superhuman status of his cyclists and the designer violence of his killer. The encounters with death are funny rather than frightening and the narrator is omnipotent, stylish and amused. Waddington's descriptions of racing, and they are many and enthralling, have the rhythm and intensity of poetry. You're riding with your wheel an inch from the author's, carried along by the surge of the pack, normal life and normal people no more than a muted clamour on the roadside. It's exhilarating stuff.'Joe Cogan in The Independent on Sunday'Racy thriller in which top pros in the Tour de France become ensnared in a Faustian pact with a sports doctor who guarantees success but demands the ultimate price: their lives. Appeared in 1998, the year of the sport's biggest ever drug scandal... it still seems grimly apposite.'William Fotheringham's Top 10 Cycling Novels in The Guardian
Title:Bad To The BoneFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:194 pages, 7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:7.75 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:June 30, 2016Publisher:Dedalus LimitedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909232912

ISBN - 13:9781909232914


Editorial Reviews

I was not expecting to be very interested in a first novel about professional cycling. In fact I was entranced, educated and entertained by a rich comic stew containing love, sex, speed, power and drugs.Peter Buckman in The Sunday Telegraph