William Newton

"Bill Newton"
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Maya by Alastair Campbell
Maya by Alastair Campbell
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The surprise of Maya, 2 Feb 2010
I came to this - gifted a review copy - quite sure it wouldn't be for me. Well, hands up, wrong. Its a slow start, building a picture of a loser type bloke entranced with a film star, a bit awestruck with her home, her beauty, her all-round unavailability, but carrying a torch which would make the Statue of Liberty look a bit meagre.

But it gets you. It just does. The narrator (Steve) has got a case of hero-worship which gets out of hand. I didn't see that to start with. Maya is a bit too good to be true, but then her perfect marriage turns out to be far from, and it gets complicated. Is this Steve's way in? If it is, he plays every card wrong from that moment in.

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The Damned Utd by David Peace
The Damned Utd by David Peace
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great, complicated read. Football fans from the 70s will relish this - it isn't a simple "pick the team/carry the trophy" football saga, but instead is a slower more fascinating read about how a football manager transfers his allegiance from one to another club, in the same way a man leaves his wife for a girlfriend. David peace writes great books - this is one of them.
Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
Man and Boy by Tony Parsons
I agree with those other reviewers who like me enjoyed this book immensely.At times the parallels with my own experiences made it hard to read. Well crafted and insightful. A look into the complex relationships between men, their sons and their fathers - a must read for any man!

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