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A poignant and utterly moving book. Read it and weep.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Holding the Man (Penguin Viking Plays & Screen) (Paperback)
One of the most poignant and moving books I've ever read. If there was ever a (true) story that exemplified the wastage of life brought about by the AIDS virus, this is it. These are such good, talented people, struck down.
However, this autobiography isn't all doom and gloom; the first years of the relationship are told with great joy and to the very end of the book the huge love exchanged between John and Tim comes shining through.
Told with great lucidity, Tim's insightful and relaxed writing style makes this a very accessible read. Despite one or two minor reservations, I give it five stars for the way it approaches the subject.
(Be warned; the final chapters are emotionally quite draining. I found it impossible to read more than a few passages at a time without welling up with tears - to the consternation of fellow passengers on the Tube. As another reviewer wrote, read the final pages on your own).