Friday, January 02, 2009

2009 books, #1

All in the mind, by Alastair Campbell. London : Hutchinson, 2008.

A stunning book, and not at all what I expected. While I can appreciate the views of the reviewers who thought the prose style was occasionally overly prosaic, or just clunky - it does occasionally come over as workmanlike and very little more - the degree of humanity and compassion, and total lack of arrogance in this book makes it extremely readable. It's absorbing, ultimately extremely moving, and highly recommended.

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