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5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book!, 6 Jun 2006
This review is from: Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew (Paperback)
Firstly I would like to say that I believe that everyone has a right to voice their opinions - having said that I was gobsmacked to read reviews on this website that attacked the nature and integrity of this book and it's author. I have NEVER in all my life read a book quite like this. It is incredibly well written, and though the all the characters and events are factuals accounts, the book has the fluidity of an astonishinly brilliant novel. My interpretation is that there are many saviours within the story - Would Bernard Hare have survived without Urban Grimshaw? And where would Urban Grimshaw be without Bernard Hare? Hare helped the people that society deem unfit for help - the lost people of Britain. The people who have no homes, possessions, and in most cases, aspirations. I would agree with the comments that are raised about Hare's own relationship with drugs not being a 'Good Example' in a traditional sense but would argue that it is precisely because Hare has first hand experience of the drug culture that he is fit to offer advice. I believe that Christina Patterson (Independent) sums the importance of the book perfectly on the back cover 'It has real power. Every politician - and every voter - should read it'. To that I would add this - Love it or Hate it but please READ IT! Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew will stay with me for a long, long time - and I have nothing but respect for Bernard Hare's patience, understanding and his ability to tell a great story.
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Initial post: 9 Jul 2011 21:36:28 BDT
Factual - are you kidding? If it was it was exaggerated beyond belief.
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