About this book
The "Guardian" journalist offers his own take on the Olympics - a very funny, short book about one Londoner's attempt to cope with his city suddenly being taken over by people in branded shorts, and the highs and lows, tragedies and triumphs and soul-destroying boredom that the Games brings. It's a small glimmer of hope for the persecuted minority who would rather sit in the dark watching old episodes of "The Wire". He will be promoting, and there will be a major serial.
The author loved London. Then the London 2012 Olympics came along ...Suddenly his beloved city was invaded by uber-people in branded sportswear who had contorted their bodies into odd shapes in order to run a bit faster, or throw things a bit further. In this book, the author gives us a suitable antidote to Olympics fever.