[[ Reading ]] ➿ The Test Author Brian O'Driscoll – Writerscompany.co.uk

The Test Not perfect, but filled with moments of charm.This is the first sports autobiography I have ever read, and I wasn t sure what to expect I am a huge rugby fan and as much a fan of Brian O Driscoll as any English person can be You definitely need a good knowledge of not just rugby, but particularly Irish rugby, to fully enjoy this book everyone and his uncle is given a nickname, which can leave you a little lost if, like me, you re an an observer of Irish rugby than a die hard fan It was also easy to lose track of which competition he was talking about at any given time, but, again, I m not knowledgeable of the game outside of international test rugby and the English premiership The book was largely made up of blow by blow accounts of games from BOD s perspective, which, while obviously relevant, I feel I could have read i This Is The Long Awaited Autobiography Of The Greatest Rugby Player Of Our Time Brian O Driscoll Since 1999, When He Made His International Debut, There Has Been No Greater Player In World Rugby Than Brian O Driscoll In 2010 Rugby World Magazine Named Him Its World Player Of The Decade And Since Then The Legend Has Only Grown Now, At The End Of His Amazing Career Which Culminated In Fairy Tale Fashion With Ireland S Victory In The 2014 Six Nations Championship He Tells His Own Story Honest, Gritty And Thoughtful, Brian O Driscoll S Autobiography Is Not Just An Essential Sports Book It Is An Essential Book About Family, Friends, Hard Work, Courage And Imagination An Amazing Career There Will Only Ever Be One BOD Dan Carter A Thoroughly Enjoyable Read After Reading The Test I Warmed Even To O Driscoll As A Player And A Man He Stood For A New Ethos In Irish Sport That Refused To Accept Mediocrity Or Glorious Failure Fergal Keane, Irish Times O Driscoll S Honesty Takes The Reader To A Place They Simply Have Not Been Before Vincent Hogan, Irish Independent. unfortunately I found no substance in this read, rather it was like a diary from one match to the next I was hoping to get to know about Brian O Driscoll rather than a running commentary on games from school to finish No insight into management both provincial international, nor teammates or opponents He has little in way of either positive or negative comments on the many personalities he has come across Lions tour to New Zealand was no than a few pages Nothing about what happened in the dressing room at half time in the Heineken Cup final again This book took me AGES to finish, simply because I didn t want to I kept picking it up and then putting it back down, always aware that as soon as I finished it Brian s rugby career would officially be over, for me I did enjoy reading his account of everything, and noticed a difference in his voice in this book and A Year in the Centre He seemed less concerned about guarding his thoughts like he has alway Possibly the worst sporting autobiography I ve read, very little insight into the man or his life Reads like a season by season scorecard We learn nothing about what re really thinks of other players or coaches.Avoid avoid avoid. A pleasant read, but superficial and without any deep thoughts on anything much including the many controversies Confirms the general rule that, wit ha few exceptions Richie McCaw, Brian Moore, David Kirk the better the This man is the greatest rugby player I have seen I am biased, being Irish, but seeing him take teams apart at times was extraordinary and his leadership of Leinster and Ireland was second to none Loved readin One of my favorite rugby players of all time Great book on his life. great book With the World Cup shortly to begin in England, I thought I d get into the zone by reading the autobiography of undoubtedly one of our best players for the past fifteen years.Prior to the book s publication, there had been much talk about the changing of the ghost writer from Paul Kimmage to Alan English After finishing the book while I lay on my bed nursing a hangover , I couldn t help but wish I d read a complete version of the former s effort.There s no doubt that O Driscoll comes across as a very dedicated, committed and gifted rugby player, whose vision and work rate marks him out as one of our greatest sports talents However, apart from this, we don t really learn much about him The book is full of lengthy descriptions of matches, accompanied by a very light sprinkling of O Driscoll s own views All in all, I don t feel I learned much about the guy What really drove him to keep going, even when he had serious injuries and was advised by some to retire WHAT DID he really think of some of the Munster lads he played with for Ireland, especially Paul O Connell What was the reason for his not getting on too well with Declan Kidney He teases us every now and then with hints and short statements about such things, but we never really get to the h

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