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on 19 August 2014
Interesting to read about Mo's development from childhood up until 2013. Nevertheless, it was a long slog to cross the finish line.
Written in very much the way in which Mo speaks, with a lot of needless repetition (sometimes within the same paragraph, page or in later chapters), the pace of this book was, at times, like a cross country run on a cold wet day through mud and rain. Slow and wishing you were already home. When the pace did pick up, it certainly increased interest, much like a closely run 10,000m.
Nevertheless, Mo is an athlete, not a writer, and he shared his story in his own way.