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Heart of Dartness Book

Post by Paulie Walnuts » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:10 pm

Hi,

Just wondering if anyone else read Ned Boulting's book Heart of Dartness?

I thought it was a decent read, particularly the catchups with characters like Lazarenko that we don't hear too much about.

However some chapters didn't have much meat to them, the chapter about Dick Allix seemed to end prematurely without too much insights from him

What other books would people recommend?

My favourites are:
Planet Darts: Booze and Bull's-eyes - Life on the Professional Darts Circuit
The Crafty Cockney: Eric Bristow: The Autobiography
Bellies and Bullseyes from Sid Waddell
The Power: My Autobiography

Planet Darts: Booze and Bull's-eyes is without doubt the best I've read

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by ChrisW » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm

Best book I've read on darts was Arjan van der Giessen's '20 jaar dartsgekte' (20 year's of darts frenzy?? still not sure how this best translates)

Waddell's book is very good.

Also Jamie Caven's book was a good read.

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Post by BlueSpark » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:39 pm

Lowe and George autobiographies a great read.
Fordhams ok.
Read Cavens and promptly gave it to a charity shop.
Justin Irwins book boring.
Bristows book excellent.
Waddells book the best by miles.
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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by gm180 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:42 pm

What was mardle's book like if anyone has read it? Is it worth a read? I do like a good book

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by BlueSpark » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:04 pm

gm180 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:42 pm
What was mardle's book like if anyone has read it? Is it worth a read? I do like a good book
It was ok.
Quite pricey now if you buy off Amazon.
I would read it again.
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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by devosteve » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:27 pm

BlueSpark wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:04 pm
gm180 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:42 pm
What was mardle's book like if anyone has read it? Is it worth a read? I do like a good book
It was ok.
Quite pricey now if you buy off Amazon.
I would read it again.
A 'shallow' read. Very basic
Whip it!

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by 1205 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 pm

ChrisW wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Best book I've read on darts was Arjan van der Giessen's '20 jaar dartsgekte' (20 year's of darts frenzy?? still not sure how this best translates)
Darts madness? (Google says so).

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by ChrisW » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:35 pm

1205 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:23 pm
ChrisW wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Best book I've read on darts was Arjan van der Giessen's '20 jaar dartsgekte' (20 year's of darts frenzy?? still not sure how this best translates)
Darts madness? (Google says so).
Could be. Anyway I hope it gets translated (the book) one day. It is a huge insight into BDO and PDC from someone who was around at the exciting times.

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by DavidOwen67 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:42 am

How can anyone read an autobiography of Taylor without being a bit sick in one's own mouth?

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by robdave2k » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:57 am

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:42 am
How can anyone read an autobiography of Taylor without being a bit sick in one's own mouth?


Talk about a preachy book -

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by BlueSpark » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:44 am

DavidOwen67 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:42 am
How can anyone read an autobiography of Taylor without being a bit sick in one's own mouth?
BUT HE WON TWO WORLD TITLES!!!
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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by DavidOwen67 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:36 pm

BlueSpark wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:44 am
DavidOwen67 wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:42 am
How can anyone read an autobiography of Taylor without being a bit sick in one's own mouth?
BUT HE WON TWO WORLD TITLES!!!
Ian Huntley was a bloody good caretaker as well, by all accounts.

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by Paulie Walnuts » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:41 pm

Just started reading Justin Irwin's book last night. I don't find it boring at all, in fact some of it is hilarious if you like black comedy

His knowledge of darts and the culture was so poor starting off, didn't know how to turn a board or had never even played on a pub team. Unbelievable really but interesting. He comes across well

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by Paulie Walnuts » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:42 pm

gm180 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:42 pm
What was mardle's book like if anyone has read it? Is it worth a read? I do like a good book
Agreed with the above, wasn't much insight

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Re: Heart of Dartness Book

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:41 pm

Paulie Walnuts wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:41 pm
Just started reading Justin Irwin's book last night. I don't find it boring at all, in fact some of it is hilarious if you like black comedy

His knowledge of darts and the culture was so poor starting off, didn't know how to turn a board or had never even played on a pub team. Unbelievable really but interesting. He comes across well
I thought it was one of the worst books Ive ever read.

To save anyone reading it the whole book is "I thought darts was a stupid sport that anyone can become a pro of within a year. Turns out I was wrong"

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