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  • It has taken Carl Hiaasen to capture the essence of a game that, like the bagpipes and the kilt, was invented by the Irish and given to the Scots as a joke. The rest is history, and this wretched pastime has demented us since

    David Feherty
  • Brimming wit

    Robert Collins, The Sunday Times
  • Hiaasen's observations can be both accurate and funny, a rare gift for what qualifies as a genuine sports book because it will have great resonance amongst Sunday morning hackers

    Peter Sharkey, Yorkshire Post
  • Hiaasen is shameless in extracting every bit of comedic value he possibly can. Essentially, he does so by poking fun at himself and that is what "hacking" is all about. The laughs may be cheap but they are ever so painfully earned

    James Corrigan, Independent
  • With biting humor and painfully honest self-humiliation, Hiaasen describes his 1-1/2-year journey into one of Dante's inner circles of hell

    Christian Science Monitor

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