2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Chatwin has entered a category of literary lore all by himself - before and after his untimely death at the age of 49.
Nicholas Shakespeare's biography of the writer is exhaustive and leaves the reader feeling the same. Spent.
This work cuts to the chase. The writer knew Chatwin intimately - well, as intimately as anyone could - and wasts no time is getting to the heart of his various sides and natures.
He was a complex man, gifted storyteller, and astute character. He was never forgotten by anyone who encountered him.
Clapp's spare prose, focused narrative and witty portraits, hold your attention in the way Chatwin himself would have wanted. His… Read more
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
What a great movie. I could watch it all day. Redord, Poitier... all at their best. Ben Kingsley in great sinister mode. Daft plot Utterly engaging. A female lead that'll break y'er heart... And the wasted, luminous... damn-we-miss-him talent that was River Phoenix... (Can you imagine what that lad would be doing NOW?) Anyway, here he is... goofing around.... Lovely stuff... And wtach out for the line from Poitier when he says... 'And two round trip tickets to.... Scotland!' Apart from 'Cosmo... You ain't gone crazy on me, have you?' delivered by the Master Bob Redford... It's the best line in the movie. Leave your brains at the door and enjoy an innocent, wonderful piece of Hollywood… Read more