on 13 September 2015
Firstly this book does not read well or flow well at all. It's the most inaccurate book I have ever read on The Earl of Rochester. Not only that, some of the poems in this book are considered by poetry and historians (and myself) to not even be by John Wilmot! When you have studied him as long as I have, 15 years. I have studied his poetry on courses and the most history I know is from that time period as I was taught by my uncle who is a historian. You just know. The author has got John so unbelievable wrong. He does not get what the man was about in the slightest. This book is very old and very outdated. A boring blurb of wrong facts. I'm struggling to finish it. The most accurate brilliant read and fascinating book is Blazing Star. Which my historian uncle agrees with.