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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 4 May 2013
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This review is from: Mr Foote's Other Leg: Comedy, tragedy and murder in Georgian London (Hardcover)
The style is ponderous, interspersed with jarring colloquialisms, and at nearly 400 pages the book is 200 pages too long. No alleyway is left unexplored, no stone unturned. And for a book about a supposedly witty man, there is precious little to amuse.
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Initial post: 5 May 2013 19:57:54 BDT
Donald Bain says:
There is much humour in the book and much is quoted directly from authenticated sources. Hardly the fault of the author if some of this appears recondite by modern standards and the passage of time - although most of it doesn't. Plenty of explanation is given where it is necessary to provide education. Which 50% of the book should be removed given this extraordinary life was packed with events and background of interest?
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