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Reviewed in the United States on July 31, 2009
With great anticipation I ordered Go Like Hell to read over a recent vacation. The reviews of the book were overwhelmingly positive both at Amazon and in the Wall Street Journal so when the book arrived I jumped right in. I found the subject fascinating. I didn't know anything about LeMans, Henry Ford II, or Enzo Ferrari. I knew something of Carroll Shelby, but not his involvement in the LeMans era.

After reading the first few chapters, though, I noticed that I had to re-read some sections of the text. It was a little perplexing until I figured it out. The author's writing style, if it could be called a style, was a combination of formal, informal, and slang. He wasn't able to sustain a consistent voice in the narrative which made the made the story choppy. He was trying too hard to be witty and his tongue in cheek comments only detracted from a great story.

Aside from that, the book was pretty good. By the time you finish it you'll know quite a bit about a famous race and famous racers.
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