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World Famous Comics: The Rider
The Rider
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By: Tim Krabbé
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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Binding: Paperback
Feature: Used Book in Good Condition
Number of Items: 1
Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: June 12, 2003
Release Date: June 12, 2003
Studio: Bloomsbury USA

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Originally published in Holland in 1978, The Rider became an instant cult classic, selling over 100,000 copies. Brilliantly conceived and written at a break-neck pace, it is a loving, imaginative, and, above all, passionate tribute to the art of bicycle road racing.
Not a dry history of the sport, The Rider is beloved as a bicycle odyssey, a literary masterpiece that describes in painstaking detail one 150-kilometer race in a mere 150 pages. The Rider is the ultimate book for bike lovers as well as the arm-chair sports enthusiast.
Tim Krabbé is one of Holland's leading writers, and his novels are published all over the world. His many books include The Vanishing, which was made into a successful film, and The Cave. He lives in Amsterdam.
'The Rider is a great read and a great ride. Krabbé's half-day race, delivered kilometer by kilometer onto the page, shows the sport for what it is: painful, exhilarating, tactical, relational, fast, slow, dangerous, consuming, prone to mechanical failure, heroic, futile..." -Donald Antrim
'...there's something about Krabbé's spare writing style that lulls even uninitiated readers into a sort of trance-presumably not unlike that of the long-distance racer moving ever closer to the finishing line.' -Time Out New York
'Compelling...irradiated by an intense love of cycling and a fascination with the nature of the racing experience... [Krabbé] captures the rhythm of the race.'-The Economist
'A complex meditation on the nature of extreme physical and mental exertion, wrapped in the guise of a simple account of one bicycle race. It will leave you wrung out, exhilarated, and relieved that you didn't break any bones while experiencing it.' -Bookforum

 



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