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Marvel Comics: The Untold Story by Sean Howe
3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where do I begin? :o, 14 Jun 2013
Okay, let's start with Edward Heath. Do you remember him? Prime Minister of Britain, 1970-73. Tory/Conservative Party. A supporter of capitalism. Despite being pro-business, even Edward Heath declared that there is an unacceptable side of capitalism. Reading Sean Howe's 'Marvel Comics: the untold story,' there is no doubt that he is absolutely right! What manner of human beings are people such as Martin Goodman, Ron Perelman, Carl Ichan, and Ike Perlmutter? The answer is: business people devoid of souls, and for whom fellow human beings are nothing more than pawns to be used and abused. Everyone exists simply to serve the desired goals of these filthy-rich reprobates. Reading 'Marvel… Read more
Revelations of a Football Manager by Terry Neill
Reading Terry Neill's book for the first time (and about 27 years after it was first published) makes for a really different, but still very enjoyable reading experience. Yes, Neill makes references to a number of events and prominent soccer people prior to 1985, but he also makes a good spattering of references to how he thinks things will turn out in the future - some of which have proven prophetic and some not. For example, and regarding the latter, Neill states that ever-spiraling upward transfer fees will be a thing of the past before too long, because clubs will prefer not to pay huge transfer fees. They will prefer to pay each other low ones and, instead, pay the players much more… Read more
The Manager: The Absurd Ascent of the Most Importa&hellip by Barney Ronay
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I had a bad feeling about this book from the early pages. Quite simply, it was full of fluff and hyperbole which basically add up to padding. And, for the most part, that's how the book continued through to its end. I can only assume this diasppointing outcome is because although the manager is an interesting character in the evolution of professional soccer, there really isn't that much 'story' to tell. It also makes me think that (a) the publisher pressed author Ronay to fill 283 pages to make the book seem more substantial than it is, and/or (b) the author is simply in love with the 'sound' of his own words :O He never opts to give one description to make a point when he can give three… Read more