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Initial post: 10 Jun 2007 20:40:32 BDT
I enjoy his books a lot but in his writings there is a whiff of the disingeneous about them, I don't know how much of it I can believe, it's often rather arch, for example he loves ending passages with a short sentence that leaves the reader wanting more explanation, wanting more honesty - "what really happens next?" He may be a phoney and much of what he claims happened may be baloney but it's a rattling good read, so in a sense who cares if he invented it 30 or 40 years later!

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Sep 2011 01:43:41 BDT
Ian R. Bruce says:
He is inventing from memory in his books -- they are more about the feeling of a place, a time and his youth than strict autobiography. He is romantic but not unaware of the fiction he is lacing in his memoirs, and he does let the reader see glimpses of what he really was.
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