Mat Oxley

Book Shambles Extra

With Robin out of the country, and Josie on maternity leave, producer Trent Burton is taking up the hosting duties for a week. Which is appropriate as our guest for this Book Shambles Extra is author and journalist Mat Oxley. Mat is one of the world’s leading motorcycle writers, and motorcycling racing is Trent’s ‘other world’. They chat about Mat’s books including his latest Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure, as well as some of the great books and authors of fiction to tackle humankind’s speed fetish including Aldous Huxley, Hunter S Thompson, Hemingway and others.

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Reading List

Mat recommends

The work of Ernest Hemingway

Speed: The One Genuinely Modern Pleasure by Mat Oxley

They Saw it Happen by Matt Lewin

In Search of a New Pleasure by Aldous Huxley

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

The Great Shark Hunt by Hunter S Thompson

Hell’s Angels by Hunter S Thompson

Lawrence of Arabia by TE Lawrence

Trent recommends:

An Age of Superheroes by Mat Oxley

On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin

Stealing Speed by Mat Oxley

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Racing by Mat Oxley

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