Customer Review

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A poignant and utterly moving book. Read it and weep., 24 Jan 2000
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).
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

Be the first person to comment on this review.

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines ">here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking on the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
 


Review Details

Item

4.9 out of 5 stars (34 customer reviews)
5 star:
 (31)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:
 (2)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
Used & New from: £19.81
Add to wishlist
A Customer