I borrowed this book in a spirit of disappointment. Not, let me make it immediately clear, on my half of the exchange. The lender – a good friend of mine – had bought it under a slight misconception. He had had the impression that its author Robert Service, if not exactly entirely forgiving of communism, … Continue reading REVIEW: “Comrades” by Robert Service.
Can you review a book you failed to finish? The tome that prompted this question in me being Ray Coleman’s biography of John Lennon, originally published in two volumes during 1984, but updated and expanded in the late 90s. It has sat, unmolested, on my groaning shelf of Beatles’ literature for a full 12 years … Continue reading REVIEW: “Lennon: The Definitive Biography” by Ray Coleman.