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Balague's book contains pretty much everything you need to know about the mercurial little Argentine. It is generally well written and packs a number of entertaining stories about Leo. Readers will certainly not feel short changed, particularly if they are fans of Barca, for the recent history of the club is intertwined with that of Messi.
While a good read, the book is often repetitive and flogs incidents in Messi's life to the extreme. This is reflected by Balague sometimes quoting a long list of characters telling the same story as the man/ woman before them. Furthermore, the book gives accounts of the most significant matches in the players career and while it is important to… Read more