|Title||:||To hell and back|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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To hell and back Reviews
First of all I read the book after the movie, The movie was fantastic but, The book To Hell And Back is even better because Niki Lauda is the actual one who wrote the story and he is the one who was in the car when the car caught flame. The book gives you detail by detail of how he come back from an awful injury like that. Also I believe that this book has inspired some of the drivers because the book gave me thoughts of things. The way he mentioned the vacuums and how much it hurt, The book is very good to me because It shows how much strength you have to have from coming back from an injury that permanently burned half of your face off. Also I believe that the book makes you feel more into the book, Also Niki explains what he looked like and how hot he felt when he was burning, not that many people feel that kind of heat which is why this book is awesome.
This is a very open, factual account of Niki Lauda's time in F1. He doesn't dwell on rumours and anecdotes, or even the emotional impact of his infamous Nurburgring crash, but calmly explains his decisions and the events as he saw them.What I found particularly fascinating was this book's value as a historical resource. This was published in 1986 - after Niki's second retirement but before such things as Senna's death. Therefore there is no sense of censorship in Niki's writing. Even in 1986 Niki assesses Senna as "probably the greatest talent to emerge in recent years". In light of the new film "Rush", it was also interesting to read Niki's opinion of James Hunt.For anyone interested in the Formula 1 of the pre-90s, I would heartily recommend this book.
Not the greatest writing, but I think this is mainly because it was translated. Chronologically it's a bit choppy. I was reading it for more insight into Niki Lauda himself and his personality (which was displayed pretty fantastically in the book), but I would get lost in the details of the cars and the driving because I have no interest in racing. I think for fans of racing and the drivers, this book would feel more over all satisfying than in did for me. Also, this needs a reprint because it's damn difficult to find in the US.
This was a very good book. This book really keeps you turning the pages. It was wrote by Nikki Lauda which is crazy because he tells it threw his idea's. It shows how he started out and how hard it was to start. He also talks about his financial problems and how it was very hard to get out of that hole. When he describes the pain it is crazy how he survived this acedent. All in all this book is great and I would highly recommend it.
Written in 1985, and just a bit too outdated. I bet a book written about Niki by someone else would be more interesting.