Stoner's Book

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  1. Morpheus46

    Morpheus46 aka John

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    Just finished reading Casey's book and quite an interesting read. It certainly gave some insight into the workings of the motogp phenomenon.
    I can see why he left.
    A good old farm boy who talks straight and expects everyone else to do the same. Of course, most don't.
    Back when he was having issues with the media, I was thinking "why don't you just shut up and stop rocking the boat?"
    Seems it's not his style. He says exactly what he thinks. Can be a counter productive that.
    Cant help but admire the guy.
     
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  3. rjo

    rjo Not biting

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    There appear to be a couple of books out there, or there are two versions, "Pushing the Limits" and "Victory Lap". Are they the same?
     
  4. Morpheus46

    Morpheus46 aka John

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    Dunno. I've got Pushing the Limits. Didn't know there was another one.
     
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  5. rjo

    rjo Not biting

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    It may be the same book. I just looked it up on google and found those two titles, released at almost the same time, and books etc often have different titles for different markets.
     
  6. Emtee

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    No, they are different. Victory Lap is predominantly a pictorial - a great coffee table book. I have both.
     
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  7. fastmax27

    fastmax27 Back in action

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    I debated getting a copy of this myself, I am curous to know if he divulges any/much more about his love hate relationship with the sport than what we already know??? Not expecting specifics here but just want to know if it's worth the read
     
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  8. smythie

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    there's ahandful of pages toward that back that go into it and some of it was different/new to me.

    There was a different explanation for why they left AUS as early as they did too.

    A pretty good read.
     
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  9. Cal

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    I got the book for xmas but only have just began reading it. Shouldn't take long, big font, good for my old deteriorating eyes.
     
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  10. faffi

    faffi A.S.A.N.

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    It's a good read. Of course, it is describing the view from one side and as such will be tainted, but it seems to be as honest as he can make it. I still have about 1/3 to go before I'm done, but I'm glad I got the book. So far, though, for me the best (auto)biography I have read was Wayne Rainey's. Rossi's "What if I had never tried it" or what it was called was also a good read. Actually, most have been good and each one gives new insight. Unfortunately, my brain is made of Teflon so I tend to forget most of the information quite quickly :oops:
     
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