There is a tribute book to be written about the nicest man in snooker but this isnt it! Whatever else he was, The Hurricane wasnt nice. He was unpredictable, wild, demonic and obsessive. The Peoples Champion was an unstoppable force who transformed snooker from a niche sport into a must watch phenomenon. Drawing upon unrivalled access to The Hurricanes friends and player colleagues, this is an affectionate and honest portrayal of the most legendary player ever to hit the world of snooker. This is a real tribute book and an honest and affectionate portrait of the snooker legend by John Virgo who was a great friend, rival and compatriot to the most complicated genius ever to grace the game. Virgo was frequently driven to despair by Higgins antics, the gambling, the drug using, the sheer uninhibited madness of the man but there was always a buzz around the man, there was ALWAYS something happening !
About the Author
John Virgo is a former top snooker professional. In 1979 he reached the semi-finals of the Embassy World Snooker Championship and later that year became the UK champion. John was a well-respected board member of the World Snooker Association where he served for two years as chairman during the Alex Higgins years. John is a BBC snooker commentator and during the 1990s was the co-star of the BBC's Big Break. He is renowned for his humour and his impersonations of other snooker players. His most famous and best-loved impersonation is that of Alex Higgins.