Thursday, January 23, 2014

TT: Full Throttle

TT: Full Throttle is Toronto author Nicole Winters' first published novel. Though it was written with "reluctant young adult" readers in mind, and I have no doubt it's a great piece for that audience, it's a great read for anyone, even avid adult readers.  The protagonist, Scott, wants to fulfill his late father's dream of racing the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy Race.  Scott and his friends-cum-newbie pit crew travel from British Columbia to the IoM with the goal of qualifying to race in the TT.  

For background research for her book, Ms. Winters attended the IoM in 2010 and 2011 and interviewed organizers, riders, pit crew members, et al.  She even toured the 37 3/4 mile/200+ corner course with a former TT champion and volunteered as a roadside marshal.

Check out the author's website for more info and reviews and high praise from IoM TT riders. The book was resealed in Canada last Fall, with the U.S. release scheduled for March 2014. I suggest ordering the book by clicking thru to Amazon from Ms. Winters' website. 

TT: Full Throttle
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: James Lorimer; Reprint edition (March 1, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1459405161
  • ISBN-13: 978-1459405165

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