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Ventoux

9789462380554

Ventoux is a stunningly accurate depiction of male friendship told in a subtle and sensitive style. This feel-good novel about old friends who find their way back to each other is a delightful and easy read. Especially recommended for cycling aficionados who will recognise Mont Ventoux as the scene of many classic races through the years.

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During the summer of 1982, six friends–five boys, one girl–climb the legendary Mont Ventoux on their bicycles. A tragic accident claims the life of one of them, the promising poet Peter. Thirty years later, the others find themselves travelling into their past, with their racing bicycles strapped to the car roof, and their inner demons trailing behind them, off to the Provence again. What exactly happened on that mountain thirty years ago, and why are they going back?

AutorBert Wagendorp
ISBN9789462380554
Páginas288
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicaciónMay 2015
EditorialWorld Editions
LenguaInglés
Medidas21.4 x 13.7 cm

'Just read Ventoux. Unusually for a cycling novel, it is absolutely great.'Herby Sykes, author and cycling journalist

"His book manages to be funny, shrewd and moving, with a complex structure that never feels cumbersome, and a finale so intense that you want to read it very slowly, almost one word at a time." --The Guardian

"If only my every pedal stroke up Ventoux was as enjoyable as every turn of the page of its namesake book. Where the novel succeeds most is in its wonderful blend of humour, suspense and poignancy, which will appeal to non-cyclists as well as those of us who understand what it takes to scale a mountain as evocative, daunting and symbolic as Mont Ventoux. Every cyclist should take on Ventoux - both the mountain and the book - at least once in their lives. In my eyes, Ventoux is right up there with Tim Krabbe's The Rider and yet it's not such a solitary, brutal and bleak experience - for the raft of characters conjured up by Wagendorp gives you the impression that Ventoux is a journey you're experiencing with a group (or in my case, a gruppetto) of friends. I would recommend this to anyone - especially as an accompaniment to the Tour de France." --Felix Lowe, author of Climbs & Punishment (Bantam Press)

"For years [Tim Krabbe's The Rider] stood alone, but this month has seen the publication of fellow Dutch writer Bert Wagendorp's Ventoux... The reviews suggest that Krabbe finally has some competition." --Daunt Books Blog

"The contrast is made between cycling ordered, mechanical, just you and the bike and the treacherous uncertainties of life. The group's first cycle up Ventoux was just supposed to be fun, but instead it changed their lives profoundly. The novel Ventoux is the story of how another ride might help to set the characters' lives on a new (and better) course." --We Love This Book

"Ventoux is a stunningly accurate depiction of male friendship told in a subtle and sensitive style. This feel-good novel about old friends who find their way back to each other is a delightful and easy read. Especially recommended for cycling aficionados who will recognise Mont Ventoux as the scene of many classic races through the years." --Battle Books

"A beautifully rich story with cycling at its heart... It's an extraordinary novel that stands out as a great piece of fiction." --Ride Velo

"A touching and well-crafted novel about friendship and life, that's also got some bikes in it." --Road CC

"It's a book about lost friends and lost friendships... I loved the references to cycling and music at the time." --Winstonsdad's Blog

"Personal journeys, triumphs, of tragedies, humour, success and of disaster and of course, of cycling. It's a novel which grips you, it's a novel which makes you think, and it's a novel which makes you reflect on your own choices. And it is a novel well worth reading." --Road Cycling UK

"If you think of yourself in any way as a road cyclist, you need to acquire and read a copy of this book." --The Washing Machine Post

"One of those books I just know I shall read again one wet winter's afternoon." --Wheel Suckers

"A captivating, inspiring, humorous, yet saddening, real life account." --Life in the Saddle

Bert Wagendorp has covered many cycling events for newspaper de Volkskrant, and co-founded a Dutch cycling magazine. From 1996 to 2000, Wagendorp has worked as a correspondent in London for de Volkskrant. Bert Wagendorp is a successful author; in the Netherlands, Ventoux has sold over 140,000 copies.

AutorBert Wagendorp
ISBN9789462380554
Páginas288
FormatoRústica
Fecha publicaciónMay 2015
EditorialWorld Editions
LenguaInglés
Medidas21.4 x 13.7 cm

During the summer of 1982, six friends–five boys, one girl–climb the legendary Mont Ventoux on their bicycles. A tragic accident claims the life of one of them, the promising poet Peter. Thirty years later, the others find themselves travelling into their past, with their racing bicycles strapped to the car roof, and their inner demons trailing behind them, off to the Provence again. What exactly happened on that mountain thirty years ago, and why are they going back?

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Ventoux is a stunningly accurate depiction of male friendship told in a subtle and sensitive style. This feel-good novel about old friends who find their way back to each other is a delightful and easy read. Especially recommended for cycling aficionados who will recognise Mont Ventoux as the scene of many classic races through the years.

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'Just read Ventoux. Unusually for a cycling novel, it is absolutely great.'Herby Sykes, author and cycling journalist

"His book manages to be funny, shrewd and moving, with a complex structure that never feels cumbersome, and a finale so intense that you want to read it very slowly, almost one word at a time." --The Guardian

"If only my every pedal stroke up Ventoux was as enjoyable as every turn of the page of its namesake book. Where the novel succeeds most is in its wonderful blend of humour, suspense and poignancy, which will appeal to non-cyclists as well as those of us who understand what it takes to scale a mountain as evocative, daunting and symbolic as Mont Ventoux. Every cyclist should take on Ventoux - both the mountain and the book - at least once in their lives. In my eyes, Ventoux is right up there with Tim Krabbe's The Rider and yet it's not such a solitary, brutal and bleak experience - for the raft of characters conjured up by Wagendorp gives you the impression that Ventoux is a journey you're experiencing with a group (or in my case, a gruppetto) of friends. I would recommend this to anyone - especially as an accompaniment to the Tour de France." --Felix Lowe, author of Climbs & Punishment (Bantam Press)

"For years [Tim Krabbe's The Rider] stood alone, but this month has seen the publication of fellow Dutch writer Bert Wagendorp's Ventoux... The reviews suggest that Krabbe finally has some competition." --Daunt Books Blog

"The contrast is made between cycling ordered, mechanical, just you and the bike and the treacherous uncertainties of life. The group's first cycle up Ventoux was just supposed to be fun, but instead it changed their lives profoundly. The novel Ventoux is the story of how another ride might help to set the characters' lives on a new (and better) course." --We Love This Book

"Ventoux is a stunningly accurate depiction of male friendship told in a subtle and sensitive style. This feel-good novel about old friends who find their way back to each other is a delightful and easy read. Especially recommended for cycling aficionados who will recognise Mont Ventoux as the scene of many classic races through the years." --Battle Books

"A beautifully rich story with cycling at its heart... It's an extraordinary novel that stands out as a great piece of fiction." --Ride Velo

"A touching and well-crafted novel about friendship and life, that's also got some bikes in it." --Road CC

"It's a book about lost friends and lost friendships... I loved the references to cycling and music at the time." --Winstonsdad's Blog

"Personal journeys, triumphs, of tragedies, humour, success and of disaster and of course, of cycling. It's a novel which grips you, it's a novel which makes you think, and it's a novel which makes you reflect on your own choices. And it is a novel well worth reading." --Road Cycling UK

"If you think of yourself in any way as a road cyclist, you need to acquire and read a copy of this book." --The Washing Machine Post

"One of those books I just know I shall read again one wet winter's afternoon." --Wheel Suckers

"A captivating, inspiring, humorous, yet saddening, real life account." --Life in the Saddle

Bert Wagendorp has covered many cycling events for newspaper de Volkskrant, and co-founded a Dutch cycling magazine. From 1996 to 2000, Wagendorp has worked as a correspondent in London for de Volkskrant. Bert Wagendorp is a successful author; in the Netherlands, Ventoux has sold over 140,000 copies.

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