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Fear and Loathing on the Oche Reviews

Fear and Loathing on the Oche by King Adz

Fear and Loathing on the Oche

A Gonzo Journey Through the World of Championship Darts

King Adz

Score pending


Imprint: Yellow Jersey Press
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication date: 2 Nov 2017
ISBN: 9781787290013

Anyone who's ever seen or attended the PDC World Darts Championships knows that darts is no ordinary sport.And then there's the fans... Darts fans are unlike any other fans in world sport.

1 Prize for Fear and Loathing on the Oche

William Hill Sports Book of the Year
2018 Shortlist

Graham Sharpe, Chairman of Judges and co-founder of the Award, said:

“This has proved to be one of the most competitive renewals in the lengthy history of the Award, with 17 worthy titles vying for a place on the shortlist. We believe the resulting magnificent seven set an extraordinarily high standard, bringing a depth of insight and fresh perspective to areas of sport and sporting history so often misunderstood, misinterpreted, underestimated or overlooked in the headline-led, here today, gone tomorrow media culture.  We believe readers will not only enjoy but also learn from these game-changing books as we have. 

“At 30 years old, we’re in the unique position to look back over three decades of publishing and to see how some things have changed dramatically, and others have not - the notably small number of female authors being published in this field, for instance, across a range of sports. Whilst the breadth and scope of sports writing has undoubtedly improved, and its reception and recognition by the literary world is much changed, there are still some areas where there is significant work to be done.”