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Mostly interesting read
on 13 June 2014
When I first started reading this book, it was quite late at night and I should have been going to bed, but I just couldn't stop! I kept thinking 'Just one more chapter'. I must have read at least a quarter of it, maybe more. On picking up where I'd left off the next day, I was just as fascinated, but then as I got further into the book it got hard going and I started to speed read, not something I usually do. I felt the author, although initially having got off to a good start, was 'jumping about' too fast between characters and it got confusing, I couldn't remember who half of the people were he was referring to. Fortunately, (for me anyway, this is just my personal opinion after all!) the last few chapters picked up again and were as good as the beginning, so I'm glad I persisted. Just a shame about the middle chapters.
Personally, I prefer to read autobiographies, but it's understandable why Brendan chose not to write his own. I didn't dislike the book though, there was a lot of comical input from Brendan himself and I'd still recommend it.