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Old 11-14-2010, 07:16 AM   #1
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Just got a copy of wheatley's new book - rates the 40 greatest performances by aussie fighters.

great read for $10
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:18 AM   #2
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Is it as good as Johnny Lewis Bio ?
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:38 AM   #3
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Didn't read Johnny's book. Saw it got a terrible review. wheatley's is all about the best aussie wins over the years - carruthers, rose, fenech, green etc

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Old 11-14-2010, 11:17 AM   #4
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I'm assuming by book you mean magazine.

Good to see you back here Ray.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:22 PM   #5
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dont know where you see Johnnys book getting a terrible review, ive read just about all the major boxers books in Aussie, Briggs, Fenech, KT etc and Lewis book would have to be the best by far that ive picked up in a while, you would have to be doing very well to topple that effort. Its VERY hard to put lewis's new book down and i find it odd someone would say it got bad reviews when this just isnt true.
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Old 11-14-2010, 04:51 PM   #6
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i googled it and it got a shocker. one star out of five. said it said nothing about his family life or what sort of a person he was - no depth to it at all - just a collection of boxing stories with some gangsta stuff thrown in. plus i saw fenech gave it a terrible blast.

just read king of the world by david remnick - now that;'s a really good boxing book
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:05 PM   #7
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Yeah cos I'd love to read about his family life...
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Either your taking the piss or we are talking about diffrent books?

Was it this book you looked up?
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:18 PM   #9
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that's it - dont know why your getting riled - i dont care if its good bad or in the middle - i just said i googled it and it got a shocker of a review.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:34 PM   #10
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i googled it also and wasnt able to find a single bad review other than fenech having a winge about it. Im not gettting riled up i just find it very strange that you knock the book but havent even read it and based your opinion on a review you found on google? where is this review may i ask?

Its sort of like me buying a porche and driving it around for a week or two then you coming in telling me its got sht reviews , crap blah blah when i know its simply not true.

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Get Reading! is a nationwide initiative to encourage all Australians to connect or reconnect with books. This year it is held between 25 August - 30 September. To celebrate, the Australia Council for the Arts has released a 50 Books you can't put down guide. This guide lists 50 great reading suggestions and is available for free at Sutherland Shire Libraries. Below is the list of 50 books for you to browse.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:40 PM   #11
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Mate that's not a review. That's a promo by the publishers. It's like quoting the inside cover to me and saying it's a great book because iut says so on the cover.


And by the way it's Porsche - i should know there's two in my garage.

Go to google book reviews if you don't believe me.
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Old 11-14-2010, 05:48 PM   #12
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But I really believe your review on Rays new 'book' is untainted.

Really I do.
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:00 PM   #13
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I seem to have stumbled into a hornet's nest here.
All I said was i got wheatley's new book and it's great - stories about Carruthers-Toweel, Rose-Harada, Fenech- nelson plus some great oldies Norm Gent, Hughie Mehegan, george Barnes etc. Blokes my dad told me about.

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No hornets yet m8, the hornets in here are half retards anyhow so you should be alright lol, im not great at spelling and was mearly trying to make a point, you see ive read the book and i would find it VERY hard to fathom how any boxing fan would not enjoy this book as much as i enjoyed it. I honestly could not put the dam thing down and i wish i could find another book similar because i really enjoyed the storys and insight.

I can see how some people will on purpose and with a hidden agenda knock this book, after all Lewis doesnt hold back and he reveals alot of hidden truths that some people were suss about yrs ago, i commend him for speaking out in his book as he has done so, if only more people in aussie would do this but they dont out of fear of retribution.

I found the review you viewed, not really a fair measure for an educated man such as youself ? it has had two reviews and both bad how can you honestly say this book is bad based on what two people have wrote about it? two people i may add that you have no clue who they are or what their hidden agenda is.

Just so i got this straight, you based your opinion of Johnnys book on the comments/review of two people? I think i might be able to convince you to purchase the book, i need to collect my 10% commision fee after taxes and pappa needs a new pair of shoes lol..

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25 People recommend this book on the DailyTelegraph website. I could dig up more but its my hope you get the point and move forward with this lol.

Do you have a link or picture of Wheatlys new book?
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:34 PM   #15
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Ty,

I find it hard to believe that you read the Lewis bio all by yourself. C'mon, be honest, it was your mum or sister that read it to you.

If you can't comprehend the simple posts that are made on internet forums, how did you manage to get through an entire adult book that had more words than pictures?
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