Fanatical about cricket since he was a boy, Miles Jupp would do anything to see his heroes play. But perhaps deciding to bluff his way into the press corps during England's Test series in India wasn't his best idea. By claiming to be the cricket correspondent for BBC Scotland and getting a job with the (Welsh) Western Mail, Miles lands the press pass that will surely be the ticket to his dreams.
Soon, he finds himself in cricket heaven - drinking with David Gower and Beefy, sharing bar room banter with Nasser Hussain, and swapping diarrhea stories with the Test Match Special team. Amazing! But struggling in the heat under the burden of his own fibs, reality soon catches up with Miles as - like a cricket-obsessed Boot from Evelyn Waugh's Scoop - he bumbles from one disaster to the next.
A joyous, charming, yet cautionary tale, Fibber in the Heat is for anyone who's ever dreamt about doing nothing but watching cricket all day long.
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Nice fun read
I picked this up on a whim, and didn't regret. Cricket based books can be a real bore filled with pointless statistics, or self-glorifying autobiographies. This one presents an interesting view on the India-England test series, as presented from a non-journalist POV. While there were situations that the author might have been tempted to write condescendingly, I am glad he didnt and instead presents a balanced, neutral view. Worth a read if you are a cricket fan.
Bailed out after 2 chapters -- nothin' happening
How could the performance have been better?
A real voice actor would have done better.
Any additional comments?
I gave it a good try, but after 2 chapters with no interesting characters developed and very little plot development, I couldn't go on.