12-31-2012. The first reviews of Lunches With Mr. Q: An Auto Industry Titan on Business, Life and Sports Car Dreams, are starting to come in, and the response has been extraordinarily positive. Here are some excerpts and comments from reviewers and readers:
Arv Voss, writing on Iveho.com: “Lunches With Mr. Q by author Kevin Nelson is the delightful and entertaining account of a series of lunches and meetings with Kjell Qvale, a self-made multimillionaire auto industry titan…Nelson has managed to capture the charm, wit and humor of Qvale in this entertaining narrative…A fully compelling story that is insightful, often funny, and sometimes poignant.” For the entire review, click here.
Sabu Advani, at SpeedReaders.info: “Nelson’s writing style is fluid, brisk, engaging…From its carbon fiber-style dust jacket to the colorful almost splashy interior, the book is beautifully designed. It is also impeccably typeset, proofreand and printed—and still comes at an absurdly low price, a rare combination any day, but these days in particular.” For the complete review, click here.
Malcolm Margolin, publisher of Heyday Books: “There are a couple of truly unique and astounding characters in this book. One is Mr. Q, the other is Kevin Nelson. This is not only a splendid piece of writing, but a splendid piece of publishing as well.”
Lee Raskin, author of James Dean At Speed: “Lunches with Mr. Q is outstanding. Well-written, entertaining, and jam-packed with great motorsports stories.”
Jon Rosner, at British Marque, Gearshift and other websites: “Marvelous…The book is a very thorough and well-researched delving into the life of Kjell Qvale, his planting, nurturing and growing, from nascent shoots, the import car business on the West Coast.”
Steve Kirby, in Jaguar Tales: ” A very good read about a fascinating life.”
David Swig, “Wheels” columnist for the Nob Hill Gazette: “The book, incidentally, is dedicated to my father, Martin Swig. It’s well worth a read; Qvale’s wisdom and lessons extend far beyond the car business.” For the complete review, see right here.