Book Journey: KP The Autobiography

EtherealJinxed |KP The Autobiography by Kevin Pietersen

Genre: Cricket, Autobiography
Book Name: KP The Autobiography
Author: Kevin Pietersen
Pages: 336
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown

Kevin Pietersen’s autobiography – “KP: The Autobiography” is a highly controversial and sensational book. Sensational because it takes immense courage to highlight and openly speak about the politics in cricket and especially in the ECB (English Cricket Board).

The contents of the book are high voltage and the flow of the book oscillates with emotions of KP. He has described the misgivings of ECB, the coach Andy Flower and some of the ‘bullies’ in the team in great detail in his book, along with specifics and examples. It is extremely shocking to see that in this beautiful sport, there is much more than talent with the bat and ball in cricket, the dirty word being politics.

It can be argued that the book language is plain but that is primarily due to the detailed descriptions of actual conversation between people. Although some incidents in the book could have probably been shortened to make it crisper, the controversies in almost every chapter has spiced up the book and it makes for an intense read.

I have been an ardent fan of KP and the way he plays aggressive cricket and therefore, this book was a must read for me. You cannot help but sympathize with KP and feel dismayed on the fate of such a talented cricketer, whose career has been cut short due to the politics at the higher level, i.e. by the ‘people who run the show’.

Book Review by:
Amit Kumar


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