13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A great man - a not so detailed book,
By A Customer
This review is from: Evil Spirits: The Life of Oliver Reed (Hardcover)
A book like this cannot fail to please you because its subject matter is so appealing. The book is very even in its reporting of Olly's antics and shows the bad and malevolent side as well as the humourous side of Olly's life. The only place it falls down is through a lack of detail and a not too large a pool of new quotes (indeed the book is more a collection of excerpts from previous tomes mentioning Olly). A great book to get to know "who Olly was" but lacked details and had chunks of his antics/life seemingly missing - case in point, the intro' tells us of his buying a house in Ireland through the help of a bar associate and later giving it away to a homeless couple - but this is never again mentioned in the book and we do not find any of the details.
Good! but could have been better