10 of 18 people found the following review helpful
just a bit too brief,
By A Customer
This review is from: My Brief Career: The Trials of a Young Lawyer (Hardcover)
This is quite a funny book. But it's not as hilarious as its billing would suggest. Mount's terrible year as a pupil barrister reveals many things - most of them centred on how awful English barristers are up close. Our hero is clearly much too nice for this crowd. But what puzzled me is why Mount would want to join such a smug, pompous, self-important bunch of people as he portrays them. It is not a question to which we get a proper answer, except that he clearly idolised the late great George Carman QC.
In this (very slim) volume, we have some funny anecdotes, some sad tales and some self-pitying whingeing. It's certainly an easy read though - maybe a couple of hours from cover to cover. And that's the real problem with it: Mount's brief career receives only very brief treatment - maybe 1/3 the length of the average book. Sorry if I seem greedy, but I wanted more for my money. Made me smile though. Just a bit more next time please, Mr Mount!